An Inspirational Pattern
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!
At first I was thinking, those few that feel like they don't have any left of the mountain of learning yet to climb (that's kind of a mouthful) are lucky, but let's be honest. Learning new techniques is the addicting part of knitting--sort of knitting crack for us number cruncher types.
I can't think of a particular pattern I aspire to, but I can think of a couple of projects that I'd like to tackle. One is a blanket--I pulled the trigger on this one just a couple of days ago and I'm excited to get started. The reason I shied away from doing one for so long was for two reasons I'm sure we can all relate to: time and $$. I bought the Mason Dixon Knitting book a couple of years ago, and have wanted to try the log cabin technique for a blanket since (they make it look so lovely, but they never show Ann or Kay throwing their project against the wall since it's been a year and a half and they still have an unfinished blanket, which I was sure I would). Finally, a good friend's wedding has been enough of an excuse to get my lazy & cheap ass in gear. You can justify blowing cash on a milestone like that, and it's a hard deadline so I can't drag it out too long.
Another type of project that I've always thought was lovely but never had the cajones to try is a large-scale lace project. I can deal with a little lace, but I always picture myself sitting in one giant tangle of yarn thinking about something like this:
*Drool* This was knit by my husband's cousin, the wonderful woman who introduced me to Ravelry. It's her take on the Mystery Stole 3 and I definitely aspire to making something so delicate and beautiful. I feel like I'm too much of a bull in a china shop to make lovely things like this!
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