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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Suck? Don't suck?


Lately Margene has been talking about her sucks (sox). It really just sucks to work on sucks that suck. Personally I love the look of these socks but I'm tired of the tangling. I finished one and I've started the 2nd one. I went to pick them up yesterday to work on them and I couldn't do it. I knit 2 rows, looked at the tangle of yarn and set them back down.

Sucks
These are just going to keep getting tangled and I'm going to spend half an hour untangling. I've set them aside. The sucks socks are supposed to be my relaxing little take a long project but I don't want to knit 5 rows then untangle for 5 minutes.

So what am I going to do about it?
I'm haphazardly tossing these babies aside and I started a new take along project that is pleasing, easy and there is NO TANGLING of the yarn. At least no tangling yet. I'm even using a million little stitch markers to make it even easier and more brainless.


This is the North Sea Shawl from Folk Shawls. The yarn is Elann Baby Silk. Yes, it is that nice. I meant to use this yarn for Clapotis but in my typial fashion, I changed my mind. This lace pattern is super simple. I will do half the shawl set it aside, do the other half and then graft it together. I won't ever have a giant expanse of material at any one time. Perfect take along project.

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Comments:
That's gorgeous. I've started working on some lace and found that I suck at it, though I am going to keep trying. I have the world's worst short term memory.

Alyx
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Susan had a suggestion to keep the tangles away. Put a rubber band around the skeins and when you finish a row just give the skeins one turn. It's been working well for me (most of the time). I don't like the stripy thing...too fussy and I just pray I can get through the second sock.
I bought some of the Elann baby Alpaca for the Kimono Shawl in Folk Shawls...can't wait to get my hands into it!!
 
Alyx, I suck for remebering lace too. I can remember complicated cables but never lace. this one is a different story, super easy that's why it's my little take everywhere project.
 
Hey, I just got out my copy of Folk Shawls last night to peruse for inspiration and was realizing how nice that pattern is. Great minds run on the same channel, and so do ours (as my dad would say). Glad to see you think it is a nice knit.
 
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That is some sexy lace.
 
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