Ok, so a few years ago I started knitting because I was seduced by lace knitting and wanted to do that. Fast forward a little, after getting bored with the easy projects I was knitting to ease in, and after moving to the UK and being exposed to Heirloom Knitting (somehow), I jumped in and knit an heirloom shawl/blanket for a friend’s first baby. Dodgy pics can be found here.
Then work swallowed my life and knitting was forgotten. But I’ve (obviously) gotten back into the knitting groove lately, and everything I’ve worked on has been easy. Well, we won’t talk about the seaming of cardis and coats…
Anyway, where was I? Oh, easy. Now some of you may know that easy just isn’t me. Sure, it’s great to have projects you can work on when you’re tired, but I like something I can really sink my teeth into. And the list of Heirloom Knitting projects I want to make has been howling.
So now we come to the point of this post. Lilith, of Old Maiden Aunt fame, has announced the Feb KAL theme: love. Basically any project that you love but haven’t had the time to do, any yarn you’d love to try… You get the picture. At first I thought this’d be hard to narrow down. Until I decided that Feb should be a two-theme month, and the second theme should be: insanity.
Have you guys guessed where I’m headed with this?
I have decided to start the Spring shawl from Heirloom Knitting. I’ve swiped this photo off flickr, hope the owner doesn’t mind, but really I’m using it to show you one beautiful rendition of this shawl, and why I want to make it. As always, clicking on the pic will take you to its flickr home where you’ll get to see more project pics by this very talented knitter.
But the question is… What colour? I’m going to knit this with OMA merino/silk lace. Here are the colours I’m thinking of.
See… Tricky. I’d love them all. Which would you choose?
Oh, and maybe you’re wondering where the insanity comes in. Well, this is a month-long KAL, so I’ll start it on the 1st of Feb and try to finish it by the last day! Just as well Feb has an extra day this year. I may need it