Saturday, August 8, 2009
The year of Estonian/Orenburg Lace
I thought I'd talk about it, even though putting the intention out into the universe makes me wonder if I've bitten off more than I can chew.
You may know that I've been collecting some Qivuit and that I've been spinning it on a tiny drop spindle (on and off for more than a year). I also have about 5 ounces of Bison that I've been spinning on Donna's Rose. So, here is the plan.
In 2010 I'm going to use the Bison to knit something from Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace of Estonia; most likely Miralda's Triangular Shawl. If that goes well, then I'm going to use all of the Qivuit to make a more difficult, and larger piece. I haven't decided on a pattern yet, but I've been doing some research on Galena Khmeleva's work. (fyi.. If you Google 'Galena Khmeleva Estonian Lace', the 5th entry is a blog post by Aunty Tink. I kid you not)
I am wondering what the difference is between Orenburg and Estonian lace, if anything. Chime in Aunty Tink.
So there you have it. No finished objects for me in 2010, that is for certain. If you were hoping for socks, it's looking poor.