Thursday, April 3, 2014

Dreams of knitting

I *so* want to do projects like these:
  •  Cityscape by Laura Chau - there are so many ways to express your own view! Look at the cool mods by knitters here (below is the original pattern, one knit by Gryhege, and one by foggy - pics found in twist collective article)
  •  Celestarium by Audry Nicklin (hmm, also on Twist Collective) (how have so many people knit this?? 585 projects on Ravelry) Northern Hemisphere star chart. After listening to episode 270 of the Knitmore Girls podcast, I now know there are TWO MORE patterns!  You can also knit the Southern Skies shawl or Equatorial Nights, an infinity scarf featuring all the stars around the celestial equator.

  • Knits involving beading - I've been listening to a few new podcasts that have been tempting me with new project idea. Chrissy from the Stitched Together podcast talks about the process of beading the Glitz at the Ritz shawl from Knitty, in episode 7 of her podcast. (Can you tell I've been listening to the backlog?). Now, beading in knitting sounds like asking for trouble and opening myself up to the temptation of buying a set of supplies for something new. I'm also trying not to start new projects and instead work on the pile of works in progress I have on my knitting shelf. It just so happens that I have a lace shawl project with an optional lace component. Hard to believe, but I started this project September 5, 2011. If you know me, then you know it's not a stretch for me to have a project this old. I have unfinished projects from 2008 sitting around! I started the Rose Lace stole as a knit-a-long with a friend of mine. (Ravelry link) We both had issues with the simple lace at the start, and I kept putting it down to work on other things so this project keeps lurking in the background. Maybe I can scratch the new project itch by bringing out this project and working the complex lace panel, and with beads?

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