||[May. 4th, 2004|05:14 pm]
Things in real life have been conspiring to make me tired and frustrated (like the front door falling off as we try to leave for something we can't be late for). So everything's all annoying and running behind and so on. Urgh.
I have been DVRing the Shay Pendray show on PBS for the last few weeks, and fast forwarding through the needlepointing sections to get to the knitting. (I've been enjoying it so of course they've just taken it off the schedule!) Yesterday's episode had a really nifty idea -- use a vintage lace or edging pattern (like the ones found here) but make a sort of "magnified" version, with soft chunky yarn in a length appropriate for a scarf! I thought that was pretty brilliant, and an interesting way to try out some of these patterns (because I certainly don't need fine lace edgings around my house). I think one of the insertions would work especially well. Something to think about for fall, anyway!
In the meantime, I'll just keep patiently awaiting my wool so I can start my TKGA swatches. The Stanley book has already whetted my enthusiasm and made me itch to get swatching!!