Some Lace LessonsMay 10, 2007
First of all let me say that no matter how tedious and hair pulling this odessy my be, it will be worth it in the end to hold that light piece of artwork that I created in my hands. Having said that, I have re-started my stole since the picture was posted last time. Uh huh, I did. I am now done with 4 repeats and it is looking good (although I did drop a stitch somewhere but. . . )
Lesson 1: noththing is perfect and you can’t spend time trying to be perfect or look for the imperfections or you won’t be living your life.
Lesson 2: pointy metel needles are INVALUABLE for knitting lace. Don’t try bamboo or cheap off brands of needles. Invest in addies or knitpicks needles and live it up, baby.
Lesson 3: you can not, I repeat, can not relax during the Wrong Side Purl rows. This is where your mistake will inevitable happen. You let your guard down and start talking or blinking and before you know it a stitch has been dropped or eaten or something and you will want to cry in dispare. Just remain focused which leads me to lesson 4
Lesson 4: knit MINDFULLY. That doesn’t mean shut up alone in a quiet room with no air. It means- knit each stitch, one at a time with attention and care. Having said that, a quiet room with little distraction helps.
Lesson 5: you can not knit lace patterns with lace yarn and little needles AND socialize at the same time. I would dare you but the end result would be cruel and you would want to smack me for taking the dare (even though it would be your own fault, since you were warned).
That is all the lessons I have learned at the moment. I will continue to post lessons as they come up for me. In the mean time here is a picture of where I am so far.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to bore you with UFO shots every other day. I will keep a running tab on my side bar as to how many repeat sets I have competed. This will help me to continue to knit on this and not let it collect dust. So after having restarted this project a grand total of 4 times, I am off and running and not looking back. Yay for me.
Have a great day.