In case you wanted to see my Lacy Baktus. Here it is.
I've blocked it twice and worn in 3 times. Very cozy and colorful. The colors are a little muted in the pics because I didn't use a flash.
Finished Elizabeth the other day and am now working on The Rite. Although after I took the pic this morning (and it has taken me all day to get to this post!), One Thousand Gifts arrived in the mail, and I started it during piano this afternoon!
The new project is the Lace Ribbon Scarf, and the yarn is Spud and Chloe fine in Anemone. Love. love. love. the color and I thought the wavy-watery pattern was perfect for it. Even though it's more lace and you'd think I'd be over the lace by now after the Pretty Thing, which I threw in the top of the closet and haven't taken a picture of it since I blocked it. It really is pretty. Despite everything.
Meet my new BFF (Best Friend Forever, for you non-texters):
This little row counter is a life-saver when it comes to lace, and probably cables, too. It makes it so much easier for me to keep track of where I am.
Now, it doesn't save me from all lace mistakes. A dropped stitch, a forgotten yarn-over, or, heaven forbid, a dropped yarn-over can cause untold chaos in lace-knitting. Especially if you discover it several rows later! (Am I right, Barbara?) I'm starting to look at all these shawls and scarves that I have bookmarked with new appreciation. I don't know how people get through those without making mistakes! I'm of the firm belief that you have to finish your lace in "one take" because trying to fix a mistake is a total nightmare. Even when I catch an error while still on the row, I can't really fix it, and I have to rip out the whole thing. It's so hard to find the right little thread to pick up!
Anyway....this Lace Ribbon Scarf isn't giving me fits. Yet.
I hope I haven't jinxed myself.
Any experts out there know how to deal with difficult lace patterns and mistakes?