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Earlier this week, the lovely and generous glitzfrau* presented me with two skeins of beautiful, beautiful mohair wool, and advised me to use it for lace-making purposes. An excellent scheme, thought I! So I was looking around for easy(ish) lace scarf patterns and found this on Knitty - it said it was a good one for lace beginners. I've been able to follow the pattern okay. But because the beautiful wool is so fine and fluffy it's very hard to knit two stitches together. It just took me - no exaggeration - ten minutes to knit three stitches together when the pattern required it. AND IT IS DRIVING ME TOTALLY FUCKING CRAZY OMFG! There must be an easier way. Or perhaps I am just a terrible, terrible knitter when it comes to slightly convoluted stuff. The latter is the most likely, alas.

Also, new clothing related icon!

*I just realised I never publically paid homage to the gorgeous knitted-flower-and-ribbon bracelet/choker she made me for Christmas - thanks again, H! It is very, very pretty and I love it.


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Jan. 28th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
I'm doing that one right now!

Yeah, the k3tog stuff is hard. I kind of have to fuss at the bottom stitch of the three, to loosen it and then get the needle through the other two...
Jan. 28th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
Hello, I've added you! Hope that's OK. We seem to have a vast number of mutual LJ friends - and also, Ju Ju appears to be almost identical to my (enormous, foul-tempered) cat. Eek!
Jan. 31st, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
Eek is right! Ju Ju has several doubles already (there's a cat down the road who is almost her twin), and they all seem to be bad tempered little monsters.

And of course it's okay to add me - consider yourself added back!
Jan. 29th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
It is fecky, i know! I remember well! Maybe you could practice the pattern on some less sticky-together yarn until you're slightly more used to the k2tog hell? Also, are you doing it on big needles? I think I knitted that pattern on 5s, and that was absolutely fine - for lace, bigger holes are perfect. If you're trying it on 3s, I imagine it would be torment.
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