Saturday, January 31, 2009

Arsenic and Lace?

Being ill hasn't been all bad. I finally started my "Oak Leaf & Acorn Scarf" using the Windy Valley Muskox Qiviuk" that I bought about 18 months ago.

This is the first time that I have knitted lace and the learning curve has been huge. Despite knitting for decades, I found it hard to keep up with the pattern. I probably have frogged this back about 10 times.

But now the pattern actually has a rhythm and I have been able to knit 80 rows with little problem.

The biggest issue I had at first was what to do when I got lost on the row. Since I hadn't yet "felt" the pattern, the only thing I could do when the stitch count was off was to tear it out and start over. Lace is not one of those projects that I am going to be able to knit and have any distractions

The yarn is so soft and feels good in my hand. And is a joy to knit with even through two earthquakes tonight (3.4 and a 3.5). This is certainly turning out to be a unique vacation - if one can call it that.

So while I am recovering and my husband suffers in bed, I will continue to knit this scarf.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I soooo admire your experimentation, persistence and knitting skill!!