Edited to Add: The contest is over! Happy New Year Everyone! A winner will be announced soon.
Thanks to everyone for all the inspiration.
On Ravelry there is a new group formed with the goal of knitting 10 lace shawls in 2010.
Ten Shawls in twelve months. Yeah – it’s crazy.
To qualify as a 10shawls2010 the shawls cannot be cast on before January 1st. Now the rules are set to allow small shawls and scarf of 250 yds up. Many lace knitters are queueing up all sorts of fun shawls and scarfs, some are going to chose patterns as they come by way of inspiration.
Since all of my holiday knitting is complete I’ve been trying to divert myself from starting a new lace project. It’s hard my friends. You have no idea how deep my addiction to lace goes. For example, I woke around 1:30am today and pulled my Icarus Shawl out of hibernation and knit a nice long row. It felt so good I’m sure I was purring by 3:00am.
While I have umpteen shawls in my 10shawls2010 queue I’m certain I’ll be switching the order as new projects catch my attention. So I thought I’d see if the knitting readers wanted to play along in the mania by entering a contest.
What’s at stake you ask? Yarn! More on that in a moment.
First things first though. How to enter: Comment below with a pattern suggestion. Anything between 300-1000 yards, the pattern must be in the Ravelry database or website download, and intriguing. Yep – pull out all the stops – Nupps. Beads. Estonian. German. Russian.
Then post on your blog, facebook, twitter, or Ravelry about this contest (include a link) – and include a link to your post in your comment below.
Here is a list of shawls already in queue that cannot be included in the contest.
Trachentuch A by Erich Engeln
Baltic Blossoms by Evelyn Clark
Swallowtail by Evelyn Clark
Night Blooms by ThatLoganChick
Percy Shawl by Sanne Kalkman
Elm Row by Anne Hanson
Hecate Stole by BadCatDesigns
Norwegian Woods by Sivia Harding
Gail (aka Nightsongs) by MaweLucky
South for the Winter by Anna Dalvi
Artichaut by Anne Hanson
North Roe by Dodile
Lilac Leaf by Nancy Bush
Traveling Woman by Liz Abinante
Bitterroot by Rosemary Hill
Pivot by Michelle Miller
Nor can any of the shawls I’ve already knit be considered fair game for entry. They’re listed in the right side panel.
Now back to the prize. Silk my friends. A 500yd skein of Lost City Knits Silver Bells yarn.
Now come on knitters – let’s get crazy!
Contest ends Midnight December 31 – Lost City Time.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
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