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Something to aspire to

Day 6:
Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make but can admire the result of those that have.

I am a quick learner and usually am quick to start a project and get into it but I have still to learn the art of true lace knitting. Like this piece which was knitted by a friend of mine Rod who just started his own blog. He is an amazing knitter and just an amazing person that moved to Iceland for love. But lace knitting like this is such a time consuming thing and I believe that I am just too ADD to really tackle it.

What sort of knitting makes you wish you could but just would rather not start?

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4 thoughts on “Something to aspire to

  1. Thank you so much for you wonderful and generous words 🙂

    Knitting lace is time consuming but the all the magic comes when blocking… it is so rewarding that you get addicted to it.

    Next time you come to Iceland we should meet for some lace knitting sessions : )

    (btw, Gummi also got the BITE of knitting lace!)

    Knús. R

    PD: Your blog is awesome!

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  2. And answering your question (it took me a while to think about this):

    I would say INTARSIA. I have never tried it. Just thinking about all those bobbins and loose ends makes me a bit crazy. I am not sure I would have the patient to deal with it. Have you tried it?

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  3. I am exactly with Rod re intarsia. I need to learn it to knit a toy for my DGS (a robot from Jess Hutchison's little booklet). I've had that waiting since before he was born and he's now 5. Hmmm. I guess it's going to be this year? (Yes, I know. I said that last year, too. Luckily, he doesn't know about the robot.)

    Rod, also, that shawl is GORGEOUS. And just today I got in the mail a yarn that might be perfect for that shawl. Not sure I can swing the price of the book just now, however. But I do love knitting lace.

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