Friday, August 11, 2006


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. Posted by Picasa


Opal said...

What fun! Congratulations! Those are some drop dead gorgeous patterns.

Joanne said...

You've got some good knitting fun coming up!