Friday, May 8, 2009

Step Away From That Yarn

Cap Shawl from Victorian Lace Today in Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Dear Rudee K. Smartypants,

It has come to our attention that you think you are capable of knitting lace that is spectacular. We grudgingly admit that you've blossomed a wee bit in the lace department, but we must point out that we don't think you've achieved all that much in terms of experience. Sure, you've mastered a simple little lace shawl pattern that even a two year old could memorize, but to contemplate the likes of an 1840 Victorian lace pattern proves that you've lost your mind completely. With all due respect, we recommend you set aside that Victorian Lace Today book you bought 2 years ago, stop looking at Rowan Kidsilk Haze, and get back to knitting simple items that are more in line with your skill level. You may want to start by finishing that idiot proof pi shawl you began a month ago. We understand the reason you picked this book off your shelf in the first place this week, was to scout out a border for your shawl. One thing led to another and you began to dream became delusional. It happens all of the time. Now, why don't you go knit a nice pair of vanilla flavored socks and leave the real knitting to the big girls?


Sincerely,


The Reality Check Knitting Guild

16 comments:

Ruth said...

It's soooooo beautifull.

Stephanie V said...

Nice...what color will you choose?

Miss 376 said...

oooooooo, that is so gorgeous

debra said...

So you can say, "I'm a big girl now."
It's beautiful.

Rose said...

You'll be fine; just take a little break from it and come back after a rest. You are very capable. Don't let the "Guild" bully you with that negative talk! :)

Kathleen said...

Aw, who cares what the Guild says. Reality is only in eye of the beholder anyway. You just do what you want to do, one stitch at a time!

Clever! Those little inner critics are such a nuisance. Mabe airing them will help banish them or turn them into dust and let them they'll fly far far away!

SkippyMom said...

This post is hilarious! Thanks Rudee. :D

I agree it is gorgeous and I just bet you will do fine. Don't let the "guild" bully you...

I want to know too - what color?

Brenda said...

A girl can never have too many projects going on at once. I say go for it!

Miss T said...

Nonsense. You can do it! It's just one stitch at a time.

Rositta said...

Oh Wow...I have that book too and there isn't one shawl in there that I feel confidant enough to tackle. I know you can do it though. My problem, I can't read charts and I'd have to sit and write the pattern out first. Maybe someday...ciao

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Smartypants,

It's very obvious that you have some friends here who may be enablers. We are watching...

The Guild.

Jane said...

Ha ha! And there I was putting my sudden desire to knit lace down to stress! Obviously I'm not the only one who's barking up that tree right now. It is beautiful though, Rudee and you know that you can do it. I dare you to cast on.......

sue b said...

the worst that can happen is that you rip it out and make something else. go for it.

Sandy said...

hahahaha, dream on ....keep the dream going, you can do it,...yeah you can! Beautiful shawl if you can pull it off...yes you can!

Cheryl said...

That is so beautiful! Can't wait to see more of your work with lace. Knowing you, you will have it mastered very quickly.
XXXXX

flydragon said...

It's well known that those who can knit lace... do, those who can't... write books about it. (You haven't written any books about it, right?)