Currently obsessed with…

Posted on | October 5, 2009 | 7 Comments

I’m currently obsessed with the idea of designing a lace shawl; or more accurately, shawlette. I never liked the fussiness of a full on shawl with stitch patterns upon stitch patterns and borders and edgings, etc, etc. But the recent adorable patterns put out by Gudrun, Ysolda, and Stephen West (who seems to be an exciting new addition to the knit design world; or am I just behind the times?) have gotten me excited about shawls again. I have a few ideas kicking around in my head, but I need to figure out how to work out the technical details of writing a lace shawl pattern. Although, I’ve knit my fair share of lace shawls from other people’s patterns, this is the first time I’m attempting to design one of my own. It’s like street directions. When I’m sitting in a car when someone else is driving, I wouldn’t be able to tell you how we got to where we went afterwards. It’s only when I get behind the wheel that I really know where someplace is. Of course, that little object on the right of the photo above is what I really should be working on. It’s close to being done. Really.


7 Responses to “Currently obsessed with…”

  1. Laura
    October 6th, 2009 @ 8:04 am

    Can’t wait to see where this new obsession is going to take you!!!!

  2. jen
    October 6th, 2009 @ 10:24 am

    I would love to see a shawlette from you! I just came across Stephen West as well.

  3. Natalie
    October 6th, 2009 @ 2:24 pm

    It’s a natural move – you use lace so well. But I don’t see the new Haapsalu Sall book in the pile – that’s the one that’s calling me.

  4. Angelique
    October 7th, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

    I think lace combined with your sense of style must be stunning!

  5. karin maag-tanchak
    October 7th, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

    Those kind of obsessions are good. :)

  6. Carin
    October 8th, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

    I’m eager to see what you’ll come up with. Have fun!

  7. Gudrun
    October 8th, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

    Aww thanks Connie! I bet you’ll come up with a gorgeous shawlette what with all your lace experience!

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