Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Some Progeress at Last

Five repeats

So, funny thing: I plodded through the first 2 or 3 repeats of the lattice portion of the pattern (I'm making the asymmetrical version) with the suggested markers in place, but I wasn't really enjoying knitting the pattern. Then last week I took the markers out, and now I love it! Turns out the markers were somehow keeping me from reading the lace I'd already knitted (which meant I had to look at the printed pattern more), and also made me feel like the rows were really long. Weird, huh?

And then I spent all day yesterday traveling, and made all kinds of progress. I'm trying to decide if I want to lengthen it or not--I'm tall, and have kind of wide shoulders--so I may block what I have so far in the next few days.

(Andrea, 100% silk from Schaefer Yarns, in the Lillian Gilbreth colorway)


Cayli said...

I really like this color.

I totally agree on the marker thing. I didn't use them except at the beginning and liked it much more after I took them out.

T. said...

I think I'd loose my mind (or at least my place) if I didn't use markers - it's my remedial knitting abilities!!

catknip said...

I'm a very novice lace knitter and I'm starting to feel the way you do about the markers too. Although, I'm not ready to get rid of them just yet ...