Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Tulip or Alien?

A few weeks ago Renee said, "Oh! Look at all the tulips." when looking at the Lotus Blossom Tank's Lace. I thought this was quite lovely.

The following week Deepa couldn't stop seeing alien faces. Now all I see are alien heads swimming on waves. Thanks, my friend. Aliens. You know how I love em'.... (ahem. not a fan) Although, sock monkey lace would certainly take the prize.

Sock Monkeys scare me. As do clowns. I'm not afraid to admit it, either. If you ask why, I'll have to go on an enormous rant about my (recently deceased) evil Step-grandmother, and I can assure you that you don't want to hear it!

Ms. Walker calls the pattern 'Lotus Lace' in either her first or second treasury. Earlier I noticed that Deb thought the pattern looked like thistles. Then she found a little proof through Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One, Knit and Purl.
Perhaps it's really just like clouds. Dear readers, what do you see?

LBT Progress report: the front is done, and I'm past the armhole shaping on the back. I should finish the tank in just a few days' time. I'm still loving the yarn. The pattern is pretty fabulous as is. I'm excited to try Japanese Short Rows to shape the straps/upper back. I've made a few modifications here and there-- but I'd recommend it. It's a great tank.

I've been thinking about knitting another next year-- using a different lace and eyelets just above for a ribbon.


Stacey said...

I think they do look like little tulips.... :)

Anonymous said...

Close up, I see aliens. Pulling back, I see tulips. Either way, I like it a lot.

renee said...

It's like a Rorschach test! As soon as I read "alien", I could see a little alien person with his hands up beside his head. But then when I read the description, I could see the alien head. Or the Transformers' Decepticon logo. Let's just stay with tulips, that's so much nicer!

Diane said...

Little yarn tulips for sure.

Guinifer said...

I think they look like little angels with bowed heads.

Constance said...

It's clearly the pistil and sepal of a flower (http://theseedsite.co.uk/flowerparts.html)

Or it could be an alien with his arms up, screaming EEEEKKK

Jess said...

I see thistles. It's pretty, whatever it resembles!

Brenda said...

I see tulips! They look lovely.