Up with the sun

I was up with the sun this morning and oh what a sunrise I was able to see!

Apr 17

I was awake early partly out of excitement. You know the kind of excitement that comes when a new idea creeps into your consciousness and you let it stay and grow and then you realize you could do but oh my, what a journey it will be to get there. It was that kind of excitement.

Which started last night when I saw, and purchased, the pattern for the newly released Hecate Stole. The design itself is lovely -- I will make mine wider because 18" just does not work as a stole on me.

Now Hecate is an important character in the mythologem of Medea. And we all know I have a thing for Medea. So as I was looking at the Hecate pattern and figuring out how i would make it wider, something began to creep into my mind. A Medea stole. Blood red, with beads, and a flame motif. But wait --though I have been knitting for 50 years, I have never designed anything! I don't have a clue about where to begin!

I am putting out calls for help and consultation to any of you who design lace to help this novice. I really want to make this. I have images and words in my mind about her. Any good resources that I an consult to help me, I would dearly appreciate. I promise to show and tell along the way in this journey.

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