Saturday, April 29, 2006

Paper? Who needs that stinkin paper?


Up to this point I have been relying on this piece of paper to tell me am I on Row 1 of the lace pattern or am I on row 3?? Many attempts were made before I finally got this thing going. It is a simple pattern. I've done a couple lace things already. This should be a piece of cake. But I'd knit, then I'd mess up, then I'd rip, then I'd knit...But I am a determined soul. Finally I tried to chart it a bit. Then I wrote notes. Then I finally wrote what row should be next after the purl row - every single time I put that 3 or a 1. This was getting quite old. Finally I made a point - look at the dang thing before you start the row. I did. The next pattern - look at the row. I did. Well, they are very distinctive. It isn't quite the magic I thought. Very simple indeed. Sometimes I can be so smart and other times I can be sooo the other way.

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