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stellanova:1 lacey scarf:0

I have beaten the lace scarf! I may be speaking too soon, but I appear to have conquered its tricksy ways, although admittedly I only did this by forgoing my usual knitting accompaniment, Radio 4. I had been knitting while listening online to the (excellent, to my faint surprise, as I thought it sounded schmalzy) adaptation of R. L. Delderfield's To Serve Them All My Days, which ran every day last week in the Afternoon Play slot. But it was too interesting and moving, and I got quite caught up in the drama, so I kept losing my place in the pattern, and making mistakes, and forgetting whether I'd just ssk'ed. So I have to admit that I can only do this pattern with no distractions like exciting radio dramas. Bah. But! My concentration has paid off, and I have now knitted about seven inches of lovely scarf, and I keep holding it up to the light to admire its pattern, which I think is becoming slightly annoying to my housemates (Me: Look! It's like a tree! Isn't it gorgeous? I can't believe I made it! LOOK AT IT, EVERYONE!). I just hope the excitement doesn't wear off before I've knitted enough of it to wear....

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glitzfrau
Jan. 29th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hooray! We will match!
stellanova
Jan. 29th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
It is all thanks to YOU and your fabulous gift of wool! You rock!
alicetiara
Jan. 29th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
Please post pictures when you're finished, it sounds lovely.
stellanova
Jan. 30th, 2006 10:30 am (UTC)
I will! Although that will probably be in about a year, as it takes quite a long time to get anywhere with it....
felinitykat
Jan. 30th, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
I can only do this pattern with no distractions like exciting radio dramas

So so true. When I was last knitting lace (that very same pattern, in fact), by the time I'd finished G made me promise not to do lace again for a while, because I wouldn't talk to him while I was knitting. (G: "Ooh, shall we watch that film tonight?", Me: "Counting. Can't. Talk.")
stellanova
Jan. 30th, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
Hee! I know, I was exactly the same. I made the mistake of thinking I could knit it while talking and then made a hideous mistake which ended up with me randomly casting on a few stitches to replace the ones I'd just got rid of. I have to say, though, that it has got easier as I go along, although I'm not going to risk knitting it while listening to the radio/talking/chatting again...
leedy
Jan. 30th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
I made the mistake of thinking I could knit it while talking

Heh, I tried knitting lace on Saturday night while talking AND HAVING CONSUMED ABOUT THREE GLASSES OF WINE. I actually didn't make any mistakes (that I've noticed, it all looks fairly presentable) but I kept thinking I had and going back and counting veeeeeery carefully and unknitting a bit and then knitting a bit and .... lather, rinse, repeat. Never again!
seriouspenguin
Jan. 30th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
That sounds beautiful... you should post a pic of your progress so far. zoje_george taught me to knit before she left, and now I'm working on my very first (very simple) cabled scarf. So, I'm impressed that you're knitting lace -- it seems like it would be rather intricate and difficult.
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