This is something that came up on the Daily Post – a way to follow blogs that are not on WordPress. A lot of great tatting blogs are on Blogspot and other places which (probably due to my limited internet skillz…) I have never been able to follow successfully. You have to ‘claim’ your own blog to prove that it’s yours – which is what the link above is about.
Back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Lace knitting is one of those things I was always going to do ‘one day’. I loved the look of it, but felt hugely intimidated and resigned myself to drooling over other people’s shawls. Last Sunday I commented on this blog and salpal1 came back and said ‘Can you knit, purl, yo and k2tog? Then you can knit lace. It just requires patience and loads of stitch markers..’
Really? I have basic knitting skills – I have even knitted wearable garments (just not wear-them-in-public garments) I had a library book on lace knitting. (I was looking at the pictures, okay?) I thought about it for a few days, then grabbed the nearest piece of scrap wool and tried it out.
Here is my first attempt. Don’t laugh. It was just a practise piece in double knitting on 4,5 needles. It has holes where I meant them to be! (Mostly)
It is also not quite the dreadful brown colour that came out on the photograph. Also please ignore the piece in the middle where the right side mysteriously became the wrong side…
Very wonky at the bottom, but it did improve! 😉
This kind of thing is why I love blogging and bloggers!
I have plans, lacy plans… 😉