Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Hail and Lace

Well so much for our 12 mile hike today... hail has kept us away... good news though... KTC project July I started my July KTC project. I decided to make a lace shawl using a horseshoe stitch I found in my stitch dictionary. I like the way it looks like little pathways. So far it is going very well, which is more then I can say for candleflame... Amazing Lace Progress This is where I stand as of today with Candleflame, sad is it not? For the record I was all the way to row 6 when I messed up...BIG and had to rip, I thought, well that is not too bad I will just rip this row when....OOPS I messed up the row below and then the one below that. It became so bad I decided to just rip it all and start over. Now I know I can knit lace, I mean look at my horseshoe shawl above, coming out great right?! So I believe I am just a terrible lace weight knitter. Perhaps I will change to a larger yarn for candleflame so I can finish her this summer and keep playing with Jewels until I can get the hang of the itty bitty yarn...

8 comments:

Karen said...

Yikes, hail!!! That's certainly one way to cancel a walk. Sorry about Candleflame . . . that lace-weight yarn sure is tough to get the hang of, isn't it? I'm sure you'll master it with just a bit more practice though.

sassymonkey said...

I'm too chicken to start a lace project right now. I love it but I've never tried it. Someday though...

Jennifer said...

Lace can just be challenging to knit. Moving to a thicker yarn does help and is a great idea.

teabird17 said...

Oh how funny - I agonized over the stitch for my shawl (for WH, actually) between horseshoe and razor shell. It was a tough one. You shawl is going to be fabulous!

Carrie K said...

The horseshoe stitch looks nice so far! Lace is a strange thing. I can knit lace myself - I've got the shawls to prove it, but the Moll Shawl just got me. It's still not done, but I've picked up it again.

Hail? Wow.

Jenni said...

What's a little hail on a 12 mile hike? Nah, I think you should have gone (JK).

The Purloined Letter said...

The horseshoe is lovely!

Dipsy Doodle said...

Oh, your July project is going to look so great, can't wait to see it when it's all done in its glory!
And don't worry about Candleflame - just put it away for a while and try to forget about it and you'll see, when you pick it up again, it'll be as if you'll never had any problems with it! Tried-and-true experience! :)
Dipsy D. http://www.millharrow.com/weblog