I used to hate doing lace. I’ve tried it several times with no luck. Actually, the Cocoon vest is a lace-like pattern, and that went okay. Sort of. Well, eventually. But the vest is way too big for me, so while I wear it occasionally around the house, it was an expensive learning tool.
Then I tried other, lacier-type pattern, but turns out I kept trying to improvise with the wrong tools; i.e., really slippery Addi’s with really soft and slippery Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. Eventually I’ll figure out what to do with that yarn!
But now I’m in the middle of this Branching Out scarf from Knitty. I’m actually enjoying it. I do two or three pattern repeats a day, and after each and every set I put a lifeline! There’s a reason they call it a lifeline.
This is being made with some beautiful Shepherd’s Worsted from a local spinner. I love the color. So does my mother, who happened to see it the other day when she popped in unexpectedly and spoiled her surprise. That’s okay. She said it was beautiful before she knew it was for her.