Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A Bit of Progress...

...On Harry's Shawl. I am not sure I like it, actually. I'll do a few more repeats on the center before I decide whether to continue.


21 comments:

missalicefaye said...

I like it!!!!

BadCatDesigns said...

I like it too.

kitty kitty said...

I have to say I really like it as well. Particularity the second pattern from the bottom. That is a motifs that I haven't seen used a lot before and I think it adds a nice modern balance to the traditional motifs.

fleegle said...

Dear Kitty Kitty--Considering that Harry made up that motif from an arrangement of rice crackers, it's no surprise that you haven't seen that motif before :)

Jennifer Dickinson said...

I love it! Original, yet rooted in tradition. I think Harry's doing a wonderful job.

Iris G said...

Pretty pretty! Since I still remember the original inspiration, I can't help smiling when looking at them!

Louisa said...

When I grow up I want to be able to knit like Fleegle! Pretty webs.

Chery said...

Well, I like it!!

Kate/Masssachusetts said...

Oh my! It is stunning! What do you not like about it?

fleegle said...

Dear Kate:

I am not sure what I don't like about it. I have a feeling, from the comments, that I am just tired of Shetland lace patterns. They are all starting to look alike. I think a few weeks away from it will improve my critical eye.

Jane said...

I think you need to knit a little more of it before you decide. Take a step back from it and look at it from a distance. I think once your eye becomes accustomed to the look of the new stitch patterns Harry has invented that you will like it. I think it looks very interesting myself.

Donna said...

I really like it, too. I think it looks wonderful the way all the motifs are lining up so well, without too much "empty" space in between.

Laughingrat said...

For what it's worth, it has my vote. I think it looks elegant.

MeowGirl said...

it looks beautiful from here. i love the stacked angularity.

2trees said...

Go knit some socks, then come back to it. You've clearly got Shetland Burnout Syndrome (SBS). It's gorgeous-way to choose the red yarn like I suggested. :)

LittleBerry said...

I like it too Fleegle, but I think Jane's suggestion of knit a bit more before you decide is a wise one and then perhaps put it out of sight for a few weeks and then make a decision when you see it again with fresh eyes...

A different type of lace knitting for a few weeks may help and make you want to go back to Harry's shawl....

KnitSanity said...

It's imaginative, creative and unique. All the things, that I think, make knitting fun.

Carol said...

I like it. Of course, I am not the one knitting it. If you don't feel the love, don't!

CrazyFiberLady said...

I think its gorgeous!

Opal said...

well i think it's gorgeous. so there. ;-)

Batty said...

I think it's very pretty. If you end up not liking it, though, you might want to make swatches in a variegated yarn and a fingering weight. Maybe it wants to be knit in a different yarn.