ramblingfancy isn't the only one struggling with knitting at the moment. I decided that I would after all make this top using Rowan Kidsilk Haze. I looked up the yarn on Ravelry and most people seemed to enjoy using it. So I checked the tension, cast on 109 stitches and got going. By the end of the sixth pattern row I was already out and this sort of work is very difficult to undo. I decided the problem was my eyesight; with grey needles and a fine, pale lilac yarn, I simply couldn't see what I was doing. So I ripped it.
I was in that kind of mood where I just had to do some lace knitting so I found a pair of coloured needles, looked for a lace pattern in my old encyclopaedia and started this:
It's called the Fern Leaf Pattern. Trouble is, what's it going to be? I could make a wispy little scarf. I could make squares or strips, maybe in different lace patterns and join them to make a wrap. Or I could go out and buy two pairs of needles, preferably very brightly coloured and which are the right size for the top and try again. What does the team think?