Archives for April 23, 2012

30 Days of Knitting Questions – Day 23

Continuing my posts from the tumblr account Crafts and Such that has a list of 30 knitting questions; one for each day.

Day 23: If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today?

I would start a wedding ring shawl.  This is a bit weird since I’m single and highly doubt I will ever want to get married. The idea is that this the shawl is so finely knit it can be pulled through a wedding ring.  I would be very delicate and time consuming work. I like lace work and this seems to be the ultimate project in lace work.

I wouldn’t start a wedding ring shawl without some serious motivation.   I do have nieces so I guess one of them might like it if I ever did make one. Sadly, I think they’d be just as happy with a store bought shawl than a hand knitted one.  If any of them end up with a personality that a hand knit wedding shawl is important to them I might reconsider.  It just doesn’t seem to be highly valued or modern enough for my generation much less the next.