30. December 2014 19:10
I?ve been admiring Shetland lace motifs for years now. The idea of knitting pattern rows EVERY row, and working with Frog?s Hair fine thread is daunting to me especially with the profound level of Mommy-Brain that I currently have going on. The lack of sleep leaves me forgetful and unfocussed.
So *why* does my exhausted brain tell me to want to knit the most complicated lace around? I know, I know makes Zero sense to me too!
- A Nunoco Batt I?m assuming a Smorgasbox morsel I received this 2 oz batt in a swap, so I don?t really know what was in it or what it?s name was. I?m guessing it has Merino and Silk among other things.
- Spun on some Phil Powell Russian Style Supported spindles a nice smooth fast spin
- the thread is a very fine lace, basically heavy-cobweb (there?s an oxymoron for you?) and a two ply to boot
- my two ounce batt translated into around 650 yards of 2-ply thread
- the thread has nice smooth bits, some nice shiny bits, and even some nubbly textured bits. It?s a Heinz 57 kind of a look. Mostly green, but with some teal, brown, cream, black, and even some glitz and sparkle.
- Shetland motifs scare me. The thought of trying to work pattern rows EVERY row, with no purl-back break, is a little intimidating
- eventually I would like to knit a complete wedding ring Shetland shawl the size of a king sized bed.
- before I start something of that magnitude, I thought maybe I should try a more basic project. So I looked around, but couldn?t find a simple sampler that I wanted to jump into.
- So I looked in all of my Shetland pattern books and Stitch Dictionaries and found some elements that interest me and decided to just wing it!
- I plan on writing some more on my process for combining the motifs and some reviews of the books I am using stay tuned.
- here is how it?s looking so far!