Okay, lace.

I get it. This is a learning experience. I am building character.

I am on to you.

Remember this bit of lace knitting I talked about a while back?

lace detail by you.

It’s the Muir shawl from Knitty. It’s really quite pretty. Doug finished his, and I was jealous, having hibernated this project at the point you see it above.

A few days ago, after my Interlocking Leaves (another Knitty pattern) success, I decided to pick it up, thinking that I had done a little lace, so big lace shouldn’t be that much more difficult.

Right?

I am mistaken. I have progressed a mere two rows past what you see above, which necessitates no progress photo. I had been going pretty well, and then I put it down. I picked it back up again, forgot I was on a wrong-side row, and tried to fix it (I couldn’t figure out why the yarn was on the wrong side), which made a bigger mess of it than if it was actually not right, and now I don’t know what to do with it, as I have one fewer stitch than I ought to. Kind of right back where I started, actually.

Lace, you are not my friend. Maybe we can get to the point where we’re buddies, but you have to meet me in the middle. This is no way to treat a friend.

On the positive side, I got a lot of work done on my Dragon*Con costume, so there is that. Plus I discovered that I asked for (and got) one more vacation day than I remembered. And I have a lead on replacement deck furniture (which will either be a. chained to the porch or b. stashed someplace until I need to use it).

Whew.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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