I’ve got at least 2 ideas buzzing around in my head. Sadly, it will be a while before I can start either, but I could at least create the patterns only how can I test them? One pattern will take quite some time to create as it’s a top down Fair Isle sweater. To be honest, I only want to create it because I want to test my understanding of patterns. The other is a new winter bag knitted in Eskimo as last year’s pattern was such a huge success.
Actually, I also want to knit something light and lacy having just received the “the Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting” by Elizabeth Lovick. I saw the book at the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft Show last week, It’s been on my wish list for about 2 years and having looked through the book I HAD to get a copy.
This book is absolutely beautiful with lots of soft floaty designs beginning with simple 2 stitch designs and progressing through to far more complex ones. The finishes with a section of projects which not only use a selection of lace designs but also suggest alternatives. This is a book I mean to treasure! If you have any interest in lace knitting make sure you add it to your Christmas Wish List!
So now where do I begin? Shall I create a simple lacy scarf, a felted bag or go full out on the sweater? Remember, for the next few weeks it’s all theoretical as I can’t knit! To be honest, it’s hurting just typing, so may be I should stop.
Are there any knitters out there interested in testing an item or two? lol