Monday, July 11, 2016

Knitting and Swearing

And I swear I don't swear, usually.

But I am knitting this:

 The Shelby Stole, not the chair.  hahaha

 Pretty lace, right?

I am starting to think that I do not LIKE knitting lace. This is the yarn:

Skinny, skinny yarn

Henry's Attic Yarn Barn "Cascade Petite"

And this is my project so far. 

Mistakes may have been made here.  I'm not saying.

After knitting two Umaro throws with super bulky yarn on size 15 needles, I find that it's just so much more difficult and fiddly and annoying to knit on small needles with skinny yarn. And I make way more mistakes because it's just so much more difficult and fiddly and annoying. And who, in their right mind, puts yarn overs on either side of markers, I'd like to know. As a result of the yarn and the needles and the yarn-over placement, I do a lot of tinking.  A LOT of tinking. Not my fault, y'all. It's the project's fault.

So I'm beginning to think that I might not like lace-knitting. I love knitting cables, but lace?

Maybe not so much. Makes me swear. Again, not my fault.  


Suburban Correspondent said...

You can knit lace with fingering or DK yarn. Makes it easier. And you do get used to that yarn-over/marker placement. And ALL of us, halfway through a lace project, think, "This is just an ugly pile of yarn. Why did I even START this?" You really don't know what you have until you block it.

knittergran said...

This project is from a kit I bought in 2011!!! Says something about having so much yarn that I don't even remember what's here for five years and more.
I'll soldier on...and on...and on...
Thanks for the sympathy and encouragement!

Sallyknit said...

OMG. When I first looked at the picture I thought you had finished it! Hang in there, the end result is gorgeous.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Okay, I think you sent me the pattern for that stole but I can't find it. Could you resend? I'm hankering after a lace-weight something, for some reason. Must be the heat...