Nora has been having a KAL, and the photos of the lace goodies were more than I could resist. The Malabrigo Lace has been whispering, and they ganged up on me, resulting in this:
After several worsted weight projects in a row on size 6 (4mm) needles, my fingers are finding it a bit of a challenge to adjust to fine laceweight yarn on the same size, but they’re beginning to find themselves. Also this pattern doesn’t have any CCR’s (Cruise Control Rows) because of twisted and purl stitches (think I’ll complain to the designer). 😉
I’d forgotten how much I do NOT enjoy knitting on straight needles until I found several rows later that I’d left out 2 pattern rows at the end of the first repeat. When I ripped it back, I grabbed the nearest small needle to pick up on (a 10″ size 1 that’s usually used as a letter opener), and worked from that – I kept bumping the end on everything within range, but was soon comfortably back on my circular. Incidentally, I tried several different needles before settling on an Inox with the grey coating – I found the bamboos a bit too “sticky” for this yarn.