Because I really wanted to do another Fiberman Triathlon. I loved the idea of dying, spinning, and knitting. I even had a pattern picked out and the fiber purchased and ready to dye. But I've been training and I have learned that a spinning wheel and a 15month old toddler DO NOT MIX. Seriously it's a disaster. Trying to spin with him around is and exercise in frustration and woe.
Plus, honestly, it's a million degrees out there. I have no desire to touch wool in a million degree weather.
So.... I got nothing. I've been stressing about this all week... and I just... I don't.... I need to get over not being able to do what I planned and move on. And I'm having issues with that.
So I've spent an insane amount of time cruising Ravelry for ideas and here's what I've decided so far.
I will be using Silk Road - the Destination Yarn silk yarn. I won't be dying it during the games but it will be my handdyed so that makes me feel a little better about the situation. And I don't think you can feel bad knitting with something so luxurious. Not possible.
I haven't decided what color yet. But that's another issue.
|Probably this? Or maybe Daiquiri - a bright pink color?|
I want it to have beads. Maybe lots of beads. I'm realistic but this is still the Olympics. Let's raise the bar a bit shall we?
I want it to have pointy bits. So many of the shawl patterns I've looked at remind me of the gothic architecture in London. Like this:
So that's the imagry I'm going with in this shawl.
On to the options!
1.) Quite Continental by Boo Knits:
2.) Fragile Heart also by Boo Knits:
That lace looks like Gothic arches to me. Perfect. But I think I like the previous shawl better...
3.) Lyrica Euterpe by Romi Hill:
Yay on the Gothic Arch lace - love the circular to triangle shape. But the picot cast off of the previous shawl is just so pretty....
So. What do you guys think? 1, 2, or 3??? Help?