Wednesday, June 4

What's at the end of a rainbow?

Monday evening I was treated to a very unexpected sight. Some heavy rain had moved through our area. I suspected there might be a rainbow and sure enough there was. When I looked out my front window to the east I saw this. (Can you see it?) After picking my jaw up off the floor, I ran for my camera. I hoped I got a picture of it before it disappeared. It didn't last very long.

I couldn't believe my eyes! I've never seen a rainbow come all the way down to the ground!

Doesn't look like there's a pot of gold around anywhere. LOL!

There's lots of knitting, frogging, and a some not terribly nice words being said around here. I've been ensnared by the lure of lace again. LOL! I'm charting pattern ideas for scarves and shawls as fast as I can get them down on paper. After knitting samples of each, I pinblock them to get an idea of what they will look like. Three have made the grade so far. Last night, I worked up edgings for two lace scarves.

There is still much work to be done before I can publish them. Samples of the edgings have to be knit to make sure they work for the designs. The entire pattern will have to be knitted and pictures taken of the finished item. Choosing the right yarn can be a challenge. The body of the patterns have already been charted. The pattern directions and line-by-lines still have to be written.

It's astounding how much time and work goes into every lace pattern. For me, it's an obsession that is so worth it! I love the process, the finished product, and sharing them with you. :-)

Oh! I'm forgetting that the patterns will need names. How about another blog contest to name that lace and give a free copy of the pattern(s) to the winners? Anyone interested in doing this again? Or being a test knitter? Leave a comment on this post to let me know. Include your Ravelry ID if you're interested in test knitting and how much lace experience you have. Thanks!

6 comments:

Dj said...

How about another blog contest to name that lace and give a free copy of the pattern(s) to the winners? Sounds like fun, I'll exempt myself since I've already named one.

Anyone interested in doing this again? Absolutely!

Or being a test knitter? I would love to be a test knitter.

Include your Ravelry ID if you're interested in test knitting and how much lace experience you have. Ravelry ID is deej and my lace experience is Advanced Beginner.

I'm having a blast knitting on the Celtic Hearts shawl. I don't progress very quickly because I don't get much knitting time, but I am thoroughly enjoying the process. Thanks for a great pattern!

Sally Comes Unraveled said...

Did you walk through the rainbow? I've always wanted to do that.

CozyStitches said...

I like both ideas! :D I wouldn't mind being a test knitter, depending on the shape. :D I'm cozystitches over at Ravelry. :D

Angie said...

I'm not too good at coming up with names but I'd absolutely love to be a test knitter. I'd say I'm an advanced beginner to medium difficulty knitter when it comes to lace. I've done Icarus, most of the Mystery Stole 3 till I fell out of love with the pattern (realized it wasn't a dragon lol), and I just recently started a Print O The Wave stole. I'm dylanswifey85 on ravelry.

Ruth said...

Oh, what a treat to see a rainbow.

vloula said...

I would love to test knit ;) I have little experience with lace, but I am a fairly advanced knitter. Lace to this point for me has been bookmarks and small inset bits. I could give you the newbie lace knitter perspective ;) vloula on ravelry