Friday, January 13, 2012

Knitting with spider thread




I'm going to cave in and rip out my feather and fan scarf. Someone please remind me of this the next time I am infatuated with others' work and it involves lace weight yarn. Thank goodness the yarn shop will take the yarn back (3 of 4 skeins) or I would have to keep knitting the scarf. My count was off quite a bit. You can't tell too much from the image, but I kept counting and counting and things were getting worse not better.

I"ve been tense knitting it up. Tense should come from things other than my knitting. I ran back to my socks last night and this peaceful feeling came over me. The lace weight is just too splitty and spidery for me. It was looking lovely.....but I was edgy all week. I was trying to find the cause of my dismay....
I thought it was the grey warm January weather...
I thought it was that the holidays were over...
I thought it was my dieting since New Years....

But I think it was just the lace mess.

I loved the feather and fan look and I will knit it again, but in a heavier weight.
Heavier is sometimes better!

So I'll keep writing this goofy little knit blog and knitting things within my comfort realm
and hope you'll find socks interesting enough to come on back and keep reading.
OH.....

Happy Friday the 13th from lucky black kitty Beatles. He found his first snow fascinating....




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10 comments:

Nancy said...

I admire you for throwing in the towel (skein) on this project. Knitting is supposed to be relaxing and FUN - life is too short to stress over projects that just don't work.

sapphireblue said...

We just got a few flurries, but nothing significant.

Bummer that you had to frog that project, but I hope that different yarn will be the solution.

Grace said...

use stitch markers every 18 stitches it helps me a lot!!!!

Katherine said...

That's why I never knit with anything thinner than fingering or DK! Feather and Fan is beautiful in DK!! Better to give up now than have a hot mess when finished and be forever turned off by lace knitting.

Grace is right about the stitch markers though. I use a marker between each pattern repeat even when not told to by the pattern instructions.

Dee said...

Hey ... socks work for me. LOL

SissySees said...

Oh, I'm sorry the lace was making you tense. It's very pretty...

I love that knitting is diverse. I can do a bulky dog sweater for Sissy or a laceweight cardigan for me.

Or socks. Or a hat. Or...

Mereknits said...

It is not the socks we find interesting it is you, I understand the frogging, and lace weight although beautiful is a pain. Oh and the blocking....yuck!
Happy Friday,
Meredith

Karezybear said...

I was wondering if those Knag gals told you about the stitch markers, it makes lace work much easier. However,it does not help if the yarn feels like spider thread:) I do have to say your scarf looks great, not sure I would frog it.



P.S. my word verification is "dicier". haha

Beverly said...

So sorry about the lace. The color is really pretty. It is no fun knitting something you aren't happy with it.

Margaret said...

If it makes you feel better, I have started and then ripped out at least two lace projects. I get dismayed when it looks like a bowl of spaghetti before blocking, and I get disinterested.

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