This is all very thrilling. I have started the building blocks to designing my very first shawl. It’s a little bit intimidating – lace is so intricate and the thought of being able to produce a soft, flowy, angel like garment from scratch makes me think that its going to be impossible for me to accomplish.
Still, if there is one thing I am totally enjoying its the feeling of creativity this all brings. It’s much more fun to create a concept of a design in your head first rather than following a pattern someone else designed. And to think, when it’s done, it will be something completely created by you from start to finish! Yikes.
At the moment I have been pouring over my stitch dictionary picking out favorite lace patterns that I would like to include in my shawl. there are so many to choose from. I’ve started swatching one and so far so good. I have an idea in my mind of what I want the shawl to look like, but I need the building blocks to match up to the idea.
I will post a picture of the first lace swatch once its ready.