Friday, January 07, 2005

i'm knitting lace!

whaddya think so far? this is a scarf for my boyfriend's mother, based on the lace pattern i found here. she had this yarn in her basement and gave it to me when we were there over christmas. dunno why she had it; as far as i know she doesn't knit or crochet or do anything that requires yarn, but hey, it was a gift so i won't ask any questions!

i should know better than to try knitting something that requires attention when i'm not giving it! i was watching season 3 of '24' on dvd (in anticipation of the season 4 premiere on sunday @ 9pm -- yay!). had to tink a few rows (more than once!) cuz i kept ending up with the wrong number of stitches between my stitch markers. thank goodness i had the foresight to use them in the first place LOL then i decided to use a life line, which i just go hip to recently. i think it will look really great once it's blocked.

oh, here are some excellent tips to help with lace knitting. go 'head. you know you wanna try it!

in other news, i'm seriously thinking about signing up for the TKGA Master Knitting Program (scroll down to Master Knitting Programs and hover your mouse over each link to get more info). i love knitting and i want to be as good at it as i can be. i'm considering taking the "Hand knitting basics, basics, basics" program first, though. it's a preliminary course to the master knitting programs. i don't know when i'll have the time (or money, frankly) to do this but i would like to start before the end of the year. if you have experience with these programs please holla back. i'd love to get all the input i can before i take the plunge!


  1. Anonymous5:17 PM GMT-5

    That lace looks beautiful. It's a good idea to keep counting between stitch markers, that's what they're for. I wouldn't know about those knitting classes. It aleady bothers me when people want me to knit their way, as if I were knitting the wrong way... I assume there's tons of things to learn out there, and if you really enjoy taking classes go for it!


  2. Hi there, I have thought about the Master Knitting program too. I think it would be a good kick-start to learning more knitting skills, like fair isle. (I plan to tackle that this year too.) But I'm sure it would be a lot of work. Might be a nice way to use up some of your stash!

  3. Anonymous7:39 PM GMT-5

    Hey, I've been slogging through the master knitter part one for almost a year now... form the looks of your work, you do not need to start with the basic class. You'll be just fine going straight to master knitter part one. Do it when you're ready, it's actually a lot of work -I'm having a difficult time staying motivated with all the other more fun things in my house that want to be knit. :) Margot


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