03 June 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 212 days and counting down.
Hey! What are you looking at?! No one here but us knitters who have nothing new to show. We (of the royal variety) will attempt to distract you with pretty nature pictures.
This is a honeysuckle. Isn't it lovely?
It doesn't smell as strong as the common variety, but I think it makes up for that with its gorgeous blooms!
And a pretty rose (eta: Lady Banks) we have that drapes across the fence separating us from our neighbors on one side. It's finished blooming at the moment, but still has lovely dark green foliage!
Are you diverted? No? I didn't think so.
I really have nothing new to show, but the edging for Maia is progressing in my brain and I'm about to download it to paper or computer. On my last post, Jeanne commented that she didn't know shawls were designed that way. They aren't. And they are. :) Everyone has a different style, and even within that framework it varies. I need to have a mental image before I begin. Then I usually sketch out a rudimentary chart or two. Sometimes I swatch and sometimes not. Sometimes I sit in front of the computer and adjust the chart as I knit. In this particular case, the very top and very bottom are the tricky bits. I have the top down pat and I had a vacation knitting the middle part. Now it's back to work! And since I changed the middle that I had planned (on the fly - sometimes it just works out that way), the edging needs to change as well.
For the longest time, I avoided posting about my design process because I do a lot of it in my head and it seems fairly disorganized. I Also figured it would be pretty boring (I still kind of do)! I just hope I'm not putting anyone to sleep. :)
Ooh. Sleep. That sounds good.
See you tomorrow. :) Don't forget my sale!