Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Knitting Lace....or..."LACE" is a four letter word!

Ok...soooo...this looks easy...my mom and I understand (or at least we think we do) the stitch pattern (easy?!) but we have started, restarted, restarted again (many times), changed needle sizes, made many, many swatches and we're ready to burn this project! It seems easy enough...knit a row, purl a row, then start the pattern of slipping the first stitch of each row and then YO, K2tog (P2tog on alternate rows). Simple, huh?! Well, we don't know if we're missing something, if it's the thin yarn, or what but it's not easy! The angle of the stitches on the previous row make it almost impossible to get the needle in to knit the next row, no matter how incredibly loose we knit. Because of this, it takes so incredibly long to knit a row that this project could take 10 years, at least, to complete!!! And...we found out why the pattern says that if you come out short on a row to just increase to add a stitch, or if it's too many on a row to just knit two together....if you try to go back it screws up the whole thing and we end up starting all over again (which both of us have done several times). Argh! We don't want this pattern to win but we need a break! If anyone has suggestions, we'd love to hear them. Thanks! As you can see....I've ripped mine out to start again.

In the meantime...we've gone on to some mindless projects. My mom is crocheting an afgan for charity and I'm working on this little scarf using leftover yarn from some socks I made last year. This lady doesn't seem very happy with her scarf. Hmmmm? I think it's cute though.


hopalong682003 said...

Weirdness!! Sorry that the pattern isn't working. Can I give it a try??? Maybe I can see if something is going on in the first couple rows. Or maybe not. ;-) But I'd be happy to try to help.

Megan said...

the best thing to combat four letter crafting projects is a nine letter word...