Lace Knitting and a Confession

Good morning all,

So, I think I had better start with a confession. It’s a socky confession. It’s an “I got frustrated with it so I put it all back in the the cupboard and I’m ignoring it” type of confession. Yes, yes. I know my non-resolution was to get to grips with DPNs, which I am far more capable with than at the beginning of the year, but I have realised I don’t quite have the patience for going round and round in little circles just yet.

I am a truly impatient knitter and I don’t care who knows it. I’m also a little bit of a knitting magpie, as soon as I see a beautiful new stitch pattern, rainbow ball of yarn or shiny new project I get a bit side tracked and must start it RIGHT AWAY!

So that is how I have now ended up with said socks, an enormous blanket, a hat, numerous embelishments, a secret kitten related project, a cowl, the front of a jumper and my first attempt at some lace knitting.

I’ll post some pics of the lace as it progresses. It’s being knit up in Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn in shade EQ (Rainbow). I’m so excited to see it finished.

What’s your favourite way to block lace? Some people are suggesting blocking wires, others pin it, some people use bits of string. Any suggestions are most welcome.

See you soon.