Monday, August 29, 2005


With the fabulous news of the births of the twin boys, I can put the peach Debbie Bliss cardigan on the backburner for a while and start River.

I cast on this morning, got to row 4, dropped a stitch... argh. Like looking for a needle in a haystack. Had to rip the whole thing out and start again. My second attempts in knitting are far more successful, so I'm not that peeved. A couple of the guys over at Jody's Riveralong have already finished.

This is my first lace project, so its going to be a challenge all the way. Here is the lace cast on using 7mm Addi Turbos.


eunny said...

This looks beautiful already!

Since you say this is your first lace project - I recommend that you use wooden or plastic circulars with the's a little "grabbier", and thus easier to keep the YOs where they should be and manipulate all those p2togs and k2togs. Just my $.02!

goodkarma said...

I've heard that INOX and Bryspun are good for lace... but I have no such experience of my own! The first few rows are always harder, too. I hope River gets easier and easier for you! :)

SweetPeaknits said...

Thank you for your advice re: the needles. Last night I lost two stitches, got myself all frustrated and just went to bed. This morning, I'll take time to find them, then I think I'll rest River until I purchase some wooden needles. I've not got a set of wooden needles, so that will be a treat.

Lauren said...

best of luck with your first lace! i am working with ksh right now for my first "real" lace, and it is a challenge!

Heather G. said...

Yes, use bamboo or wood or plastic, they will hold onto those pesky stitches for you. And hang in there, lace is worth getting to know, and you will feel fabulous when you finish!

I found I had to work in a bright, quiet room for the first repeat or two. Good luck, you'll do great!