What Ever Happened to That Lace?

Rest assured, the lace obsession rages on, but several things have been slowing me down.

Hinderance #1 – Pregnancy Brain Lingers On. Despite being five weeks post-partum, I still can’t manage to remember a simple lace pattern – even when it is repeated eight hundred times! Sleep deprivation deserves some of the blame as well (see Hinderance #2), but I should be able to wrap my brain around a few yarn overs. This isn’t that hard (for lace) and I have mastered much more complicated patterns in my knitting life.

Hinderance #2 – Sleep Deprivation Causes Narcoleptic Attacks. If I am knitting on the (super-secret-christmas-gift) stockinette stitch project, I most definitely will fall asleep. It has happened…. twice. If I am knitting on something more complicated, say, this lace for example, well… see Hinderance #1. Fortunately, I am a tea snob and have the caffeine it takes to carry on.

Hinderance #3 – Silk (while gorgeous and fabulous and wonderful and awesome) Is Very Slippy and Hard To Work With. To fix this problem, I moved my knitting off of my slick nickle plated needle to my Harmony Wood needle. It helped, but I still have dropped more stitches than I care to count (can you say “tink”) and have to watch carefully even on the easy purl rows. The stitches dance around all over the place and the yarnovers like to rearrange themselves on the needle.

Hinderance #4 – 

Need I say more?

Hinderance #5 – Let’s be honest. The biggest reason that I have neglected my lace is this:

Can you blame me?

 

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6 thoughts on “What Ever Happened to That Lace?

  1. Hey! I just got this pattern. But I haz no silk. Yours looks so beautiful.

    Can you tell me what this “super stretchy cast on” she’s talking about it? Is it just a cable cast on? I can’t access you tube. It’s kind of a pet peeve of mine when I print off a pattern, only to find the designer links somewhere else for their directions (especially when I *paid* for the pattern. I feel like all the info should be right there).

    Anywho…tangent.

    Yes, your baby is soooo cute, and I have been known to ignore knitting for a baby too. And….I have fallen asleep knitting on the stockinette portion of my current shawl. Twice yesterday. Lol.

    • Super stretchy cast-on: Use a crochet hook and one needle. Put slip knot on needle. Use crochet hook to knit one stitch. Chain one and put chain loop on needle. repeat. So, it is like a knitted cast on, just with a ch1 between each knit. Does that make sense?

      And, yes, I totally agree. I paid for this pattern, I should not have to look for a tutorial in order to *start* the stinking thing!

      Hope that helps. It is not the quickest way to cast on, but after a few hundred stitches, one gets pretty quick at it! 🙂

      • Yes, that makes sense and I appreciate it. Like you said, I paid for the pattern…..why do I need anything else!

        I love the hair on your baby! Mine are completely bald for what seems like forever!

  2. That baby of yours is just perfect. I’m almost a little jealous! She’ll go right along with your other terrific kids. Such a nice family that you’re working on.

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