Look what came in the mail! From Sharon Miller's Heirloom Knitting shop in Devon, England, are two new lace patterns. I now officially have more lace patterns than I can knit in a long lifetime. Times two.
The Cameron, left, is definitely in the queue. I want to start it just as soon as I have (a) finished my current lace project, the MS2 (last clue out today); and (b) I have no other project rudely shoving it's way to the front of the line; and (c) I get up the nerve to handle the yarn.
Just look at this skinny stuff for the Cameron! Looks like it would come apart if you look at it cross-eyed. And judging by the complexity of the pattern, I expect to have a number of cross-eyed moments.
But that's no sweat compared with the Wedding Ring Shawl. Of course, it's named because you will be able to draw the six-foot square finished gossamer piece through your wedding ring. I only bought the pattern for the sheer (!) pleasure of looking at it, but I do hope to knit it one of these days when I am a lot better knitter. The yarn I'm dreaming about for the Wedding Ring is a gossamer silk. (I'm nuts to be even thinking about it. Stop, already!) It makes the Jamieson Cobweb Ultra for the Cameron look like rope. Sigh. Someday...
Do you think I could snap out of it? I really have to stop this obsession with lace knitting for a while and get on with knitting some practical, relatively speedy, down-to-earth sweaters. And socks. And other wintery things. It's just so hard to think about right now.