Something to Aspire To

Today’s Topic:  Day six: 2nd April. Something to aspire to.  Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make bu can admire the result of those that have.

I would love to knit all of these:

Brooklyn Tweed’s Hemlock Ring Blanket

Brooklyn Tweed’s Girasole Blanket

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi Shawl

I have yarn right now for both the Hemlock Ring Blanket and Girasole.  If you look at  my Ravelry queue, you will notice that (a) all of these lovely patterns are behind a lot of sock and hat patterns and (b) I queued them a while ago.

So what’s holding me back?  Anticipation of how long they will take.  They look so big.  And that is very intimidating.  Socks and hats can take two weeks or less to make.  More or less instantly gratifying.  Easy to take in the car when I’m driving the kids around.  And they look so complicated.  Not good when you are knitting in 20-30 minute intervals here and there throughout the day.

But they are so beautiful.  And I will knit them.  Someday.