Who me? There's just so many beautiful patterns out there that I must try...
Let's see what's on the needles right now, shall we?
Exhibit 1: Adaptation of Niebling doily (E903_09 -- Magnolie / Frühlingsblumen).
I'm actually more than half way done, but have decided to rip out a huge bunch of rows because I had previously added on extra leaves.
I originally thought that this oval pattern knits along the long axis of the oval. But as I continued the pattern, it was clear that the knit was along the edge of the short axis. I added the leaves to increase the wingspan of the shawl. As I continue knitting, it's become clear to me that this will result in a very misshapen shawl. So to the frog pond it goes. I'm really liking this yarn, tho'. It's Colourmart 50/50 cashmere/wool. Lovely amazing stuff.
If you look closely, you can see a lifeline I put in (yep, was thinking back then that this might be necessary).
Exhibit 2: Since I had to rip, I decided to use my pretty green yarn and make a lace purse. I've checked out the new Mason-Dixon book, and they made a sweet little lace purse with the bleeding heart pattern. I thought I'd try a new-to-me Estonian lace pattern that incorporates lace and cables instead.
I like how it's turning out, but I'm a tad concerned that it's not going to block out right. Hee, not that you can see the lace pattern here.
Which leads us to...
Exhibit 3: lace scarf
I actually really like this simple, yet effective pattern. So I had a couple of ball of Kidsilk haze (aka crack) and casted on for a scarf using the same pattern.
Here's the in-progress scarf:
Is that a cool pattern or what?!
Anyway, that leads me to another project: another cardigan for me. I need like 3 cardigans. I want to knit them all...but I must restrain myself until these get finished or the 1st 2 goes to the frog pond (there's no way I'm ripping Kidsilk).
Wish me luck in getting these projects finished.