Monday, March 19, 2012


I've been casting about for a new project. A friend gave me some scrumptious yarn a while back and I've been looking for the right pattern for it for ages. I was pretty sure I'd found it, but this yarn is ... difficult. It's SUPER fine, but also extremely fuzzy, which makes it hard to tell exactly where the stitch is (although it feels awfully nice), especially because lace patterns have tons of yarnovers, which are tricky to manage under the best of circumstances. I keep ending up with the wrong number of stitches (although I just successfully finished two rows with the right number, so maybe I've conquered that little problem).

I'm using Addi Turbo needles for the first time and I'm not entirely sure I like them. They are so damn slippery ... just this morning I was nine stitches into a row and somehow lost my grip on the right needle and it slipped entirely out of the row. After a brief moment of panic I managed to get the stitches all back on, but wow, I already have a love/hate relationship with knitting. I don't need the aggro. Plus the loop in the middle keeps getting in my way. I much prefer bamboo.

Eight rows and my OCD counting list. So far it looks exactly nothing like the pattern. I'm not sure how much that matters.
A closeup of the fuzz. The FUZZ!!

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