Friday, January 29, 2010

of light and shade


I have to admit, I love the look of lace pre-blocked. I know, it looks like a crumpled sack, a tired old jellyfish, etc, but oh...when you hold it up to the light, and all the subtlety and potential is revealed. It's magic.

Entomology has been ticking over nicely, and I'm now nearly halfway through the pattern (given that the stitch count grows each row though, I guess that means about 35% done?)

I'm now managing about half a repeat a night, but life is busy and I have to admit there are now nights that I do no knitting at all!! Who ever would have thought it possible? But yes, Virginia - life does indeed go on if I do not manage to pick up my sticks everyday!

What I do find now is those times I get to sit with my string and sticks is oh-so precious, and a time to savour. I also have project-monogamy at present, so it does very much feel like a time of process and journey - just perfect to start a new year.

8 comments:

Leonie said...

My first thought on seeing that first picture was indeed "Oooh Pretty!" Lovely lace, and knitting monogamy really does have a place in the world sometimes too.

missfee said...

love the shawl - it is so gorgeous and the colours looks great

Psyche Knits said...

I feel the same way about those busy weeks where knitting is a luxury. Hopefully you will have more time to knit in the future!

Bells said...

you're absolutely right about the potential - it's thrilling isn't it!

DrK said...

i like crumpled lace too! and then blocking works its own magic. this looks beautiful, and project monogomy i find tends to get things finished as well. bonus!

Rose Red said...

This pattern in particular looks very cool pre-blocked - the back of it looks like dragon scales!!

(sometimes I don't do hardly any knitting or crocheting too...and I have the whole day and night in which not to do it!!)

Nellie said...

Its looking great! (And in this stinky weather, there are days where it is unbearable to knit.)

prashant said...

knitting monogamy really does have a place in the world sometimes too.
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