The summer issue of Knitty has arrived! It features this drop-dead gorgeous shawl by Dubliner Kieran Foley knit from our Helen's Lace. When you go to the link, you'll see a contest where you can win the yarn to make your own Cold Mountain Shawl.
It's kind of funny....I've been finding out lately that many of the men I know who knit are partial to lace. There are the famous ones like Franklin Habit but also the not so famous ones like Aiden and David.
I don't know exactly why I am surprised. I guess it's mostly because I have trouble giving away things I knit and you don't often see men wearing lace shawls. Sure, I make the occasional baby sweater, but on the whole I am a selfish knitter. If I knit it, I want to wear it!
This selfishness is compounded my complete awe of the lace knitter. I have knit some very small lace projects, but nothing on this scale. One day I will gather up the courage to journey down that road.
On a completely different note. We leave for TNNA first thing in the morning. There may be a couple short posts and intermittent tweets between now and when we get back, but I don't want to make any promises.
I can promise that the OpArt blanket will be finished by then. Less than 10 rows to go and 6 hours in the car in each direction. Even a pokey knitter like me can get that done. I wonder if I'll be able to get it blocked in the hotel room?