Friday, November 03, 2006

Addicted To Lace

My needles were still warm from the Shetland Triangle yet I had to have more. On to Nancy Bush's Ene's Scarf: my newest lace obsession. It was a bit slower to get going, as you begin with the wide end rather than the tip, and it was an effort to get 375 stitches cast on and established. But after one false start (Can anyone fix mistakes in the first row without messing up the cast on edge?), I got it going. Even though it appears to grow more slowly when knitting from the wide end, I'm appreciating the psychological lift I get knowing the stitch count is decreasing with every other row.

I'm not working on it quite as manically as I did the Shetland Triangle, but I am loving it. Now that the pattern is established it's easier to read the stitches and stay on track. I'm using Garnstudio Drops Alpaca in a blue that is close to, but not quite the blue you see here. Mine is a little duskier.






Thanks to everyone who left such kind and flattering comments after my last post. It was good for my knitting soul.

3 comments:

Choc in Ketchikan said...

Your new shawl/scarf pattern looks wonderful. Is that a frosted window in the background?

Dipsy D. said...

Awww, this is going to be so beautiful too - lace knitting is extremely addicting, isn't it? And well, as for myself, no, I don't have a chance neither fixing a mistake in the first row without messing up the cast on row - I tried this a couple of times and always failed miserably ;(

Anonymous said...

oh, another juneau knit blogger. i just found your blog via dipsy d who left a comment on mine.

that is a beautiful lace shawl, i'm sure the ene will turn out great. i totally understand the challenge of photography with natural light this time of year. groan...