Saturday, April 2, 2011

Something to Aspire To

Today's Topic: Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do.

I had desperately hoped that I'd be able to show you all my Next Big Step today. Alas, the weather gods have conspired and the photoshoot was delayed. But if I can believe the secrets being whispered into my ear, next week will provide my opportunity.

I will tell you (yet again) that it is lace. It is beautiful, take-your-breath away lace. There will be a knit-a-long. It will be in color you have never before seen.

I live with at least some fear that I will not be up to the rigors of this project. That the lace will conquer me and I will find myself curled up in a ball, rocking back and forth and whimpering whilst it rears its mighty head of magic and laughs out loud at my insufficient skills.

But no, that can't happen. After all, what is knitting but two stitches, knit and purl? I will command their destiny.


kaykatrn said...

Colorwork. I haven't tried for years, and could probably manage it now, but it scares me!!

Apockylypse said...

Lace. It's not that the technique scares's the possibility of dropping stitches. I have nightmares of dropped stitches on a regular basis (I think it's the perfectionist in me that makes this happen).

Diane said...

I don't know what I am more anxious to see - your lace project or the color that we have never seen before :-)