Friday, March 07, 2008

No further progress...

.... on the "Fischer sin fru"-Shawl. I did the swatch and started the first clue, but somehow i lost my love for it.
When I see it on other blogs and admire, how lovely it looks , I would like to cry whine over my own lack of discipline (wait a minute: I admitted that in an earlier post, didn't I?)

Do i have to admit, that I discovered I am not a shawl-knitter after all?
I just hate lace-yarn on broomsticks aka needles that are fatter than 3,00 mm (and that is only acceptable with fingering weight yarn).
I love the look and the feel of shawls and I am subscribed to quite a few Mystery-KAL's, but somehow............

May I still call myself a laceknitter?
I love doing doilies and tablecloths with laceyarn or crochet-thread on incy-wincy needles. I really do, I enjoy myself knitting with small needles!
But large needles? yuk!
But: I really enjoyed doing the Shetland Garden Faroese Shawl!
Then again, that was sock-yarn on appropriate needles, so this was fun!

Am I a "needle-snob"? Yes I guess so.........*lol*

I would really love to complete the shawl, but somehow I got the roll on lace-doilies right now....so I shall put it aside and try not to let it bother me any longer. Or should I frog it?
I have no clue ! (pun intended)

I need some advice here, can you help me?

3 comments:

Lady_of_Lorien said...

Hmmm, I've used 3,0 mm needles for my Secret of Chrysopolis and other projects. The yarn I used is either Uru from handpaintedyarn.com or 2ply lace yarn from my LYS Tausendschön. Both yarns work perfectly well with the rather thin needles, and the patterns look pretty...

Anyway, I hope you'll find your love for lace again - it's such a wonderful way of knitting :-)

Have a nice sunday!
Sanne

nurhanne said...

Don't feel bad about frogging it if that's what you really feel like doing. Knitting should be enjoyable, IMO. Do what's right for you :-)

beadntat said...

Hi Melly!
I say if it's too fat, then frog it. Of course I think Dem Fischer should work just as well with lacewt. yarn and little needles too...it just won't be as long as the original design. But the best news is you don't have to be a shawl person to be an amazing lace knitter. I view the fine knitted table laces as the highest form of lace knitting... so there. And you do amazing work!