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It’s all her fault!


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). πŸ˜‰

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.

More signs of spring, the quince is in bloom (pretty, just don’t get too cozy with it – it’s got stickers!) and more bulbs blooming all the time.


Author: joyknits

Knitter, designer, tech editor, spinner sharing a home in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband (53 years and counting), 1 dog, 2 cats, and way too much stash!

3 thoughts on “It’s all her fault!

  1. I’m getting blamed for stuff all over blogland. I sort of like it!! Love the color of that Malabrigo…

  2. My Malabrigo lace is safely behind the roll in the roll top desk where I can’t hear it.
    but since I’ve got THREE lace things on the needles, and a sort of lace weight thing on the needles… I ought to be able to resist at least until ONE of those is done.

  3. Aren’t straight needles the worst? I only use dpns and circulars at this point. Straights just feel weird.

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