Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Knitting for no-one

Until this lace shawl everything I've knit this year has been really quick. In the first three months of year I knat 19 things, including  five pairs of socks, two jumpers for me, three baby jumpers, four pairs of mitts, three hats and two scarves. Every project was designed for someone specific, the yarn and pattern carefully  chosen. I knew when I previewed Miss Babs' club that there was a fair chance that Kitman Figoueroa would design a triangle shawl. I don't really wear triangle shawls. The day after I got the yarn I skeined it up and started knitting.

I am loving knitting in laceweight again. I'm loving the colour, the texture, the feel of the yarn. And for once I'm embracing the concept of knitting for its own sake. Once it's finished I'll find a suitable recipient for it, but that's not really the point. This time it's about the making of it, the process itself.

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