Friday, May 30, 2008

Lacy Little Things



Whew. This week has been very busy. I'm working two jobs, and they're usually back to back to back, so that means not much time to write, or knit. Although I have found a few moments in between my breaks at work to begin a rather daunting project - my first lace knitting.

I have never been much in love with lace knitting. Nobody in my family would wear a shawl, and I haven't seen any that I'd want to approach just for the thrill of it. So when I saw the Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery on Knitty, I was worried that attempting it would be out of my skill range. I bought some Cascade Heritage in a lovely light blue color, and jumped in headfirst.

I frogged this darn scarf about sixteen times before realizing, quite suddenly today, that I don't know how to correctly make a yarn over. Once I'd solved the debacle, the knitting moved along quite nicely. I might even try to knit another lace scarf soon - heaven forbid! Perhaps the next scarf will be out of mmmmm..... Malabrigo. I hear the lace is always lovely.

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first lace. It's addictive! We want pix of your scarf...

    MicheleLB

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  2. Ah the yarnover. I've been there. Now I love lace! Welcome to a new addiction:)

    I think also this is my first comment, so Hi!

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