callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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Knotty Knitting




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?
Tags: bad eyesight, knitting
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