Friday, September 14, 2007
Like School on the Weekend: No Class
I'll actually be in class ALL weekend! I'm taking a class with Evelyn A. Clark based on her Knitting Lace Triangles book. Yes, as a matter of fact, I am already knitting a big-ass lace triangle, but this class will be more about building a triangle pattern based on a menu of choices. I'm looking forward to learning more about construction methods, and how to fit different patterns together. I'm bringing along a few different yarns, because the pattern can be used for different weights of yarn and I'm not sure what to pick. The two yarns above are the front-runners--both are Sundara Yarn's Sport Merino. On the left is Pebble over Jade, and on the right is Navy over Marine. The Navy over Marine has more depth than the photo above shows, the Pebble over Jade reminds me of a complicated Rowan aran sweater that I knit for the better part of the 1990s. I've seen beautiful examples of this yarn being used for lace, my only concern is that I only have about 450 yards of each, which might only be enough for a pretty small triangle. But a 450 triangle is likely to go alot faster than a 1,000 yard triangle, right? There's nothing wrong with finishing a lace project, is there? I'm not sure I've ever finished one, except for a few narrow scarves, and a few baby cardigans, but I AM sure that starting a new project is the best idea I've ever had. It ALWAYS is!