Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lacy Goodness

My last couple projects have convinced me that maybe I'm not as much of a mediocre knitter as I thought. I made the lacy cowl in my last post for a christmas present and the lavender scarf also in my last post. Both of those patterns were comewhat challenging for me. But I managed to get through both and was happy with how they turned out so I decided I needed to challenge myself some more. I poured over patterns on Ravelry and finally decided on the Swallowtail, a shawl pattern by Evelyn Clark.
After finishing the shawl I have come to several conclusions:

1. People who write patterns for knitting lace are geniouses. Or magicians. Possibly both.

2. Lace isn't as hard as it looks, it's just intimidating.

3. Lace is addictive. It's almost like getting a tattoo. Once you forget the pain from your last one, you have to get another one.