Thursday, 12 November 2009
shetland lace triangle
Packed away is the right word. In a fit of efficiency and zeal a few days ago, I packed all my bits and pieces from sewing like buttons, thread, elastic etc. I know sewing makes a mess but I don't enjoy sewing in a mess and probably will wait till I've unpacked before I do more. However I was just too efficient for my own good.
After the shawl dried from blocking I went to get my wool needles to darn in the ends from new skeins. Rats! I had packed them too. I was out shopping today and went into the wool shop at Hornsby to ask about something. I totally forgot to buy some more needles. Sewing in those ends is something which will have to wait till I'm unpacked or till I remember to buy some more needles.
Now listen carefully, I will say this only once and very, very quietly, as the old comedy Allo, 'allo would say.
I tried several times to do some laceweight knitting a couple of weeks ago. I got myself in a terrible mess although last year I was quite capable of using this weight. Last night I gave myself a stern talking to and declared that yes, I could and would do this. Now I have known several people who have messed themselves up a lot by using such tactics, even if it was not for knitting. They have gone quite over the top in their declarations and fallen apart when they could not fulfil them or they didn't magically eventuate. I use the word "magically" deliberately because that is basically what they were doing. However, I have no intention of being like that at all. I am just reminding myself that this is not beyond me.
I have started some more lace weight knitting for the Summer of Lace. So far I have done the set-up fourteen rows and all has gone well. A few weeks ago I ripped back several attempts well before fourteen rows were done. Hopefully progress reports will follow.