I am a huge fan of yours. I even knitted blankets thanks to you (Umaro and the Shale Baby blanket), but Quill may have been the pattern I cannot handle especially the third part of the knit -i.e. the stage I am at. I started the project after seeing this one, and I knew I would have to knit it.
I knitted the garter stitch square - which was a great car project but let's face it a bit boring - then I pushed through the second section, the old Shale Lace frame. Fine, I could see the end, but I had clearly not read the pattern well, and did not see what you had in mind. What! you want me to knit the edge on - and through a 12-row repeat pattern only use 6 of my live stitches.
You do know I currently have 600 stitches live (it is written in the pattern after all)... and therefore I need to repeat the edge pattern a 100 times! You totally killed me - this is a whole garment in itself.
It would be fine if I had not made the decision to finish this project before starting a new one (my project for Le Challenge does not count in this instance). Even though we are far from getting warmer weather, and therefore I could potentially finish Quill and wear it this year, I was hoping to move to something else.
Why are your projects so beautiful that I feel compelled to knit them - even though this may take forever? I am just weak and cannot resist vintage patterns or an interesting construction despite the obvious timescale issues involved. Could you write a beautiful pattern that would be quick knit - or is there no way around it, a beautiful garment will require some intricate patterns?
Many thanks for your amazing pattern and making knitting fashionable again, I shall push through the lace edge and finish Quill - and probably fall again for another great pattern of yours,
Nat @ Made in Home