Not much knitting happened this weekend, but lots of business and preparation helped get me exited for my next project. Since the guest room, home to all of my knitting supplies, was taken over by holiday present-wrapping, there was a significant cleanup and organization task to be undertaken. Once I got everything put away/recycled/tidied up, I felt full of energy to get started on my wedding shawl.
Last week I taught myself the basic idea behind entrelac by working through this tutorial that I found through Ravelry. Why entrelac? Because I think I’d like to take a shot at the Forest Path Stole, which brings lace panels together with entrelac. Of course, the pattern is available online here, but it was a great excuse to pick up a new knitting book: The Best of Interweave Knits. I’ll admit, Forest Path is a big project to tackle in just six months, but I think a little deadline pressure on a knitting project will actually help me to draw focus away from wedding planning stress.
– I’m nervous I won’t like the look of the pattern in the variegated yarn.
– Not sure I’ll have enough yarn. I’m going to order more right away, but at the moment I only have two skeins for a total of 880 yards and the pattern calls for up to 2625 yards. Since I’ve been working from the pound cones of Jaggerspun Zephyr, I’m a little nervous to start in on a shawl that will require multiple splices.
– Because the yarn is variegated, not sure if there will be a dye lot problem or if I’ll need to buy all-new yarn.
– How on earth do you put a lifeline into entrelac lace?