Scary Projects

Now that my socks are done, I’m on to the next project:  LACE!  Ooooo scary!  I’ve never knit lace and I have to tell you, it’s intimidating.  All that tiny yarn like spider’s webs and big needles leaving lots of holes.  It’s not normal to leave holes on purpose!  I’m now knitting the center strip of what will one day be this.

Everything about knitting lace feels wrong.  The yarn slides around on the needles.  My fingers find it wrong to hold wispy yarn and at the same time normal sized needles.  It doesn’t help that I don’t have the perfect needles for doing this either.  I would be using my Harmony wood needles, but this happens to use the size that was defective in my set and Mom has to send me the replacement from the U.S.  So I started this on a pair of Addi Turbos which were not pointy enough for “knit 3 together”.  I changed to a no-name pair of aluminum needles and they are too slippery.  I struggle on.

And look at these charts!  There are about 10 charts in this pattern.  I’ve purposely blurred this image for copyright sensibilities, but you get the idea.

This is NOT something I can take with me to SnB nights!  I’d have a mess in no time.  I have to admit I’ve already frogged and tinked half of this little piece I’ve done so far.  Lace is not to be taken lightly.  It demands your full attention at every stitch.  Wish me luck.

2 thoughts on “Scary Projects

  1. Genuine April 23, 2008 / 00:48

    Picking lucious yarn to knit with is important. I had to frog my first lace so many times that it wasn’t very funny, but I loved the Kidsilk Haze that was I using, so it didn’t bother me as much. Then again, some people hate mohair.

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