Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 2: Aspiration

Today's topic is: Blog about a pattern or project which you aspire to. Whether it happens to be because the skills needed are ones which you have not yet acquired, or just because it seems like a huge undertaking of time and dedication, most people feel they still have something to aspire to in their craft. If you don’t feel like you have any left of the mountain of learning yet to climb, say so!

I choose to learn knitting skills in order to make the projects I want to make. I learned to cable when I found a pattern I really wanted to make that required it. I learned lace when I found a lace pattern. Knitting is a relaxing and satisfying hobby for me, and I don't have any particular level of mastery I want to achieve. However, one pattern in my queue really fits this "aspirational" question, and that's Shipwreck Shawl. I love this shawl, and I really want to have one for myself. It involves beading, which I've never done, and it's BIG. After I'm done with my summer tops kick, I would love to get this on the needles.

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Wessex Woolly Woman said...

This shawl is truly beautiful. I hope you get to knit this one day.

Holly said...

I just looked at the pattern. Holy cow! Calls for 5000 beads! 5000! Okay, that probably is not doing anything to encourage you to jump on this project, but it really is a beautiful shawl!! :-)

Snowcatcher said...

I think the 5000 beads would make me hesitate, too. I just can't imagine sitting still long enough to string that many. But I hope you do get that on your needles soon. And then share photos.