Saturday, August 27, 2005

What I Have Learned About Lace

  1. Never attempt knitting with kid mohair using aluminum needles. This is an exercise in futility and will end badly. Put the slippery needles down and get some bamboo needles. If you do not do this, don't blame me for skipped heartbeats when 15 stitches slide from your needle.
  2. It is possible to frog kid mohair, but it is probably best to grab the scissors when you find yourself cursing more than frogging. However, it does not appear wise to attempt to frog the cast on row. It is also unwise to attempt to frog twice.
  3. Not all slipped stitches are slipped purlwise. If the stitches on row 5 look odd and twisty, they will continue to look odd and twisty on row 30.

My pretty citrine kid mohair is now nicely wound back on its ball. I will go back to it in a few days or maybe after Clapotis.

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