Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ribbed Lace Bolero



Here is my progress so far. I am fairly new to lace knitting. I know this pattern isn't all that difficult, but I had a bit of trouble. I thought it was easy, so I got overconfident and stopped paying too close of attention to it and I made a mistake. So... I had to rip back about five rows, which as you know isn't very easy. I just HATE ripping out stitches. All the while I think to myself...

If you would have just paid attention while you were knitting, you wouldn't have to spend half an hour (or whatever) ripping back to this mistake that took about five seconds to make!

Urrrrg. Haha.

When I finish this project I think I will pick up the River Stole again and finish it. I find it much easier to do these big projects on circular needles rather than the straight needles I had been using for everything! They are, for one, pointier and that makes lace go much more quickly. Also, they allow you to spread out your project so you can see what it actually looks like, rather than seeing a bunched up ball of yarn.

Recently I began listening to knitting podcasts while I knit. Currently I listen to Sticks and String, Knit Spirit, and last night I downloaded Lime n Violet. Those ladies are just too funny!

Are there any other knitting pod casts I should check out?? Let me know!

5 comments:

knitter819 said...

Your reasons for using circular needles just makes me want to get an interchangeable set more and more!

ajknitz said...

At least you're not afraid of lace. I'm trying to conquer my fears, but so far, no luck.

SoccerGirl said...

It looks really nice!!!

Brena said...

Ooohhh... your bolero looks beautiful. I love that shade of purple! There's a small lace mistake at the bottom of mine. I noticed it right when I bound off!

Merenwen said...

I haven't yet experimented with knitting stuff in the round, although I should. Hope the lace knitting goes well!