Log in

No account? Create an account
Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Shawl poll 
22nd-Oct-2009 01:03 pm
I like to have one big project and one small one at any given time, so I can switch things up at will. Trying to decide on my next shawl. I want to do a baby blanket, but I don't have the yarn yet; I already have sufficient yarn that would suit all of the shawls linked below.

Which shawl should I knit next?


I also have a deep and abiding interest in Ishbel and Twilight, but I don't think I'm quite there yet. Travelling Woman is pushing my skill level pretty hard, I think, but I've got to take the leap to lace sometime, neh?

(For the curious, my current small project is a pair of simple armwarmers for Elayna, followed by this hat, also for Elayna. Red is her school color, and she plays in the pep band at football games.

Me: "It's getting chilly. I should make you a hat in your school color."
Elayna: "Mommy. I don't need a hat."
Me: "I can make you a devil hat."
Elayna: *eyes wide*
Me: "With horns."
Elayna: "...I would like that hat.")

I promise this will be the last thing I post about knitting today. Mostly because I'm leaving the house soon.
22nd-Oct-2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'd go for Travelling Woman. Not only is it lovely, but it's good to learn something new in each project.
22nd-Oct-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
'Tis. I like Yvaine, and I have a very pretty variegated sock yarn I think will be beautiful for it, but it's not very different from the one I just finished.

This is the yarn I've mentally earmarked for Travelling Woman, btw.

Edited at 2009-10-22 05:31 pm (UTC)
22nd-Oct-2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
You are one *cool* mom.
22nd-Oct-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
I do my best!
22nd-Oct-2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
After I read why you knit, I just want to cheer!
I like traveling woman. I also feel oddly partial to boneyard, which I voted for. Just liked it a lot in the pic but I think a lot of these would be dependent on which yarn type I was using.

You are a knitter with good taste in color-to-pattern, I note.
This is such a blessing in and of itself. :)

Cause, dude, people come up with some scary shit that does not always look so hot. (Ok and sometimes the yarn you think will look good is at fault as is sometimes a crappily written pattern.)

These all look great though.

And yes to devil hat. :)

Hope that was coherent. This is a falling asleep-at-my-keyboard day.

Edited at 2009-10-22 05:41 pm (UTC)
22nd-Oct-2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
I know Boneyard is really basic, but I like just playing with textures, too. (Which is why Sagano makes me go "ooh!") Travelling Woman appeals to me in a topographical sense, like most lace knitting.

Cause, dude, people come up with some scary shit that does not always look so hot. (Ok and sometimes the yarn you think will look good is at fault as is sometimes a crappily written pattern.)

*nods* I bought some self-striping sock yarn that I thought would be awesome. Turns out the color changes are short and sudden and I am just not seeing how to make anything with it that doesn't look like a total mess. Emily suggests using it with a solid color, which I may try.
22nd-Oct-2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I think Twilight would be easier than Traveling Woman.

If you want a challenge, either Twilight or Traveling Woman. If you want something fun and not too difficult, Boneyard or Herbivore.

Then there's always the infamous EZ Pi shawl, which can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. The same applies to her square Shetland Shawl.

I've got pattern books and all sorts I'll happily let you look at sometime.
22nd-Oct-2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
actually, the Pi shawl is totally an awesome thought.

Also? 'song? you totally know how to do lace - you know yarn over and knit two together. So.
22nd-Oct-2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Damson might be a nice mid-step if you don't want to go for Travelling Woman just yet.

I am having much <3 for the devil-horn hat.
22nd-Oct-2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Just throwing in my two cents:

I love Yvaine, and hadn't considered it before, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

I think if you're thinking of tackling Travelling Woman, Ishbel is no harder on the difficulty scale - it's one of those patterns that looks a lot harder than it is, and the instructions for all of Ysolda's patterns are very clear.
22nd-Oct-2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
22nd-Oct-2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Question/thought...do you take commissions? Because, if you do, and if I could afford it (under $50), I would totally commission you to make Traveling Woman for me. You could even make a practice one for yourself first ;)
22nd-Oct-2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry, didn't mean to reply to you, though I was inspired by your comment.

...What is your icon?
22nd-Oct-2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
I would be very very tempted by several of these as well - would that help with the job issue? I'd be more tempted if I could commission it and could give direction on color. The colors you've used on the projects so far are gorgeous, but not necessarily what I would wear.
23rd-Oct-2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Which one tempt you most? The more complicated ones, I'd need to make first and see if I could do a good enough job...
22nd-Oct-2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
I liked Traveling Woman quite a lot and honestly, the name of it rather suits you! ;)
23rd-Oct-2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
I do like that about it. :)
22nd-Oct-2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
23rd-Oct-2009 01:20 am (UTC)
I thought about boneyard, with Halloween coming up, but traveling woman is pretty!
23rd-Oct-2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Elayna is so lucky to have such a cool mom.

Shade is so lucky to have such a cool kid.

I am extremely jealous of such a good match.
This page was loaded Mar 23rd 2018, 9:03 pm GMT.