Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thank you for the invitation!
I am a newbie lace knitter and loving it although challenged at times ;p). Working on my first lace project Merino Wool Socks from Favorite Socks. Learned some important lessons since I couldn't possibly have made worse decisions! For your first project: 1) Don't choose a dark yarn! Hard to see! I chose Lorna's Laces in Black Watch. 2) Don't have a learn a new cast-on method if possible. I had never done long tail cast-on before. Learned knitted cast -on from my grandmother. 3) If you don't already know how to read charts this will be a challenge! 4) Size 1 needles are not optimal for first time out. Well as Dilbert says Bwah ha ha ha - had to tink the dang thing 20 times before I got to the heel! Looking forward to knitting the shawl Very much. It is so beautiful I want to touch it asap.
Posted by Bamboo Needle Basket at 2:39 PM