“Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other side” (Just for you DawnTreader7! Name that Shakespeare!)
For this I have kept a small diary of my venture into lace! I hope you enjoy!
I had a rather busy morning, but have now found a few hours to myself! Having bribed DBF with sweets and homemade brownies, he was happy to sit for a half hour being a skein holder whilst I wound up some of my lovely new lace into a ball!
Ready to go! Almost fell at the first hurdle of ‘turn the work 90 degrees and pick up the 3 bumps along the garter stitch edge’. Took me far too long to figure out that by simply swapping needles I could get my working yarn to the right end!
I have completed the garter stitch insert and have threaded through a lifeline. It’s chart time! :)
Oooh! Had a mini disaster and lost a stitch somewhere so I ended up with only two border stitches. Created a new one, hopefully this works.
Thank goodness for lifelines! I ripped back and realised I had been doing SSK wrongly! Carrying on, trying to keep calm!
Bummer! I’ve gone wrong, this isn’t good. Gunna be a 10 row rip back at least!
This is my third rip back today, I fear this is not going to happen tonight. I keep doing something wrong but I’m not sure what. I think I could possibly do with a stitch count per row on this pattern, because I have no idea how many stitches there are. Ending tonight on a rip back to row 15.
Ok so new plan! I think I jumped in feet first into quicksand, and so I’m going to take a step back and try something a little simpler. I have just cast on for ‘In the Land of Oz’ shawl. Fingers crossed eh?
I like this so far. The pattern is a two line repeat which means I can do it whilst watching tv.
Or apparently not! Whoops! Had to rip back because my centre stitch line went all weird and wobbly!
And we’re back on track!
Yes! Solid section is complete!
Tomorrow I tackle the lace! I have my chart, my highlighter and a bit of yarn for a life line!
Decided this is definitely going in for the Headmistress’ challenge. I’m thinking ‘Wicked’ and 'Harry Potter' equals awesome!
And we have a row of lace! No mistakes as of yet!
More Next Week! :D