The 5th of December... Do you think that the Christmas train is speeding up a little bit?
This sweater Short Raglan (design by Amanda Griffiths from the book The Ultimate Knitter's Guide) was done the same year I learnt to knit the hand puppets. The garn I used was Istex Létt-Lopi.
It was a good year. 2001. The year my knitting horizons just broadened. Year a learning and discovering. I thought that these knots were so great, I still do.
I started to keep a knitting journal of which I'm happy now, because I want to make this sweater longer. I haven't checked the journal but I hope I wrote down the needle size...
Now I'm getting little bit of the same feeling with the lace.
First I was afraid that I was wasting too much time knitting with pencil and paper but once I understood how the pattern is going now I'm actually saving time. I don't need to go back to the chart before the stitch pattern changes.The colour - blue!
Yarn Wetterhoff Veera with the needle size 3 mm.
I'm making the first part of the shawl a little longer, I want a bit bigger than the first one.
And eagerly waiting to get to the point where the pattern changes hoping to discover something new.
This is a long journey... I have a dream of drawing my own lace, transferring it to a stitch pattern and then into a garment or a shawl. I know it may never happen but I have this dream.