Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An Inspirational Pattern

I am participating in knit & crochet blog week, sponsored by Mimi at

Blog about a pattern or project which you aspire to. Whether it happens to be because the skills needed are ones which you have not yet acquired, or just because it seems like a huge undertaking of time and dedication, most people feel they still have something to aspire to in their craft. If you don’t feel like you have any left of the mountain of learning yet to climb, say so!

From the moment I laid eyes on Sylvi I was in love.

From the knee length seed stitch, to the cabled vines, to the textured petals, all the way up to the tip of the hood. Sylvi is beautiful. And what a challenge! The investment would be great. But the end result? It just screams beauty to me.

I hope to some day be able to get to the level where I could knit up this lovely piece of artwork in a half way decent amount of time, without guilt over the $$ spent on yarn (Sylvi would need the best. Simply the best. and nothing less) and challenge myself to embrace the stitches and cables and sleeves! (Sleeves scare me, well- not really scare me, but I avoid them like the plague. You can ask my sleeveless hoodie sweater that has been waiting for sleeves since Fall.)

I will get to you eventually Sylvi. I am still a new knitter, only 1.5 years under my belt so rest assured we will meet someday.

For now I will contemplate colors and fibers and drool over all the fabulous Sylvi's that have made it into the world so far.

In gold, by Roxer

In green, by yarnmonster

Some day...

Some day.


  1. You're right - when you're in love with a particular piece, liek you are with this one (not me, not fond of cables :-) ) then it does deserve the best yarn :-)

  2. not knitting related but you and Pat were in my dream last night. Pat and I were in some high school looking for you and instead he got us lost in the band room and insisted we play instruments and i refused. we never did find you and i think i left the band room and he decided to stay and play some music. weird huh?

  3. I so have this pattern too!!! We need to make it together!

  4. Reading your post reminds me that I have this on my list too. I saw it last year when I was trying not to purchase yarn. Perhaps this Fall...

    I think you should try it. I find I do better when I really love the result.

  5. You will definitely need to get over your sleeve "issues" to knit this one, but it's a beauty.

  6. You and me both! You can do it.... Remember, it is just one stitch at a time!

  7. The more I see this jacket the more I end up loving it I have seen this same jacket alot during today's topic.


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