Friday, June 16, 2006

The laceweight merino is still lying in a dejected, half-tangled mess on an end table in the living room. I feel guilty looking at it.

This morning I started my third attempt at knitting in the round with double-pointed needles. It's not a total disaster, although the stitch marker kept falling off so I gave up on it and just resolved to keep very good track of my stitches. Famous last words, probably, but so far I haven't lost track. I decided to try knit Kate from the Winter 2005 issue of Knitty. I just had a momentary image of Yoda poking me with a giant knitting needle and saying, "Do or do not, there is no try," so I guess I'd better see Kate to the end or I'll be a bad Jedi knitter.

I did knit in public on World Wide Knit in Public Day, but since I've been doing that for a month or so now it wasn't really that exciting. It might have been more fun to go hang out with a bunch of knitters in the middle of an intersection and knit, but I don't know any knitters with whom to do death-defying (or not so defying) knitting things. Rats.

Oh, the summer reading list has been updated...scroll down...


Carrie K said...

Kate is not lace [said accusingly].

Stitch marker falling off the dpn?

No knitting in public for me that day. I forgot.

StarzAbove said...

Is this culprit laceweight merino the very stuff that is supposed to be your Amazing Lace partner? You have a stubborn team mate, too, I see. It's worth it, I promise! Or at least I can say that it is, so far.
I've also just recently come across the intended Print O' The Wave Stole and it's a beauty.

Race On!