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FFNF: Slow Magic

August 31, 2012

Do you believe in magic? I am part of the Harry Potter generation (i.e. I grew up with the books, although due to the length between the books, I aged more quickly than the fictional characters.) I am also a big fan of Tolkien, which has a healthy dose of magic involved as well.

It’s no secret that knitting can be seen as magic. The ability to take sticks and string and wave your hands around and in the end you get this finished object. It could be socks, a hat or the biggest magic trick of all (in my opinion) lace. I am still by far a beginner when it comes to lace knitting, I have only completed a few shawls (and they do have mistakes) but with each one I can feel my skill growing. I consistently learn something new each time I knit lace. Which is pretty cool considering there are only so many stitches out there.

Just off the needles

Now I will be the first to admit, it’s rather slow magic, but I still can’t help but get a little rush seeing something go from a wrinkled, frumpy mess to an open and light pattern.

In its blocking state

The biggest thing about lace knitting?

It’s addictive.

Pattern: Vlad, knit in Knit Picks Shadow Lace: Nocturne Heather.

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