Every once in awhile its important to challenge yourself, and you have to understand that masterworks don’t just appear, its something you have to attempt. For lack of a better option to call them… I call the knitting ones my Knitting Opuses. The last one was my two color brioche shawl. I have had “Knit a Herbert Niebling lace” on the opus list for some time, and had gotten as far as tracking down the one English translation book and added it to my library. The knitting group on Rav started talking about doing an informal KAL and so I finally jumped in at the end of March.
And in true “This is why we block/blocking is magic” fashion I bring you the before and after of blocking my Glocinella. Blocking added 18 inches!
Now I see you saying… “but Carla, that doesn’t explain your title” and so I bring you to the second part of this post. Maybe you are sitting there thinking that lace is old fashioned for old ladies with candy dishes and its just not you. And you are right, lace can indeed be girly and frilly and formal.
But you are also wrong, because at your house when you are an adult you can decorate how you want and have ice cream for dinner. Parents have been telling their kids that for ages. When my husband finished his 39 inch Lego Apollo Rocket, I told him the dining room table would be a nice place to display it (The model breaks down into its respective parts and the moon lander fits inside too!). It certainly is.
And yet, That’s no Moon!
Next Up: More socks, a knit basket and a worsted weight lace shawl!