Saturday, September 5, 2009

I Want to be a Lace Knitter!

I truly do want to be a lace knitter! Have you seen the beautiful lace projects out there? Just beautiful! Have you seen this one? And I want to knit from this book and this one!

The thing is that I don't ease into lace patterns very easily. And then I try and fix it. And make it worse. Here is the start of my first real lace project on lace weight yarn. I'm determined to get it. It's just as determined to get me back. But I plan on kicking it's rear. Just watch me!
I only hope it does not kill me!

14 comments:

QuiltSue said...

I'm sure you'll win. I just bought a ball of yarn to make a lacey scarf, so wish me luck too - it's a v e r y long time since I knitted anything.

Jeannine said...

You can do it! I'm sure it was farther along than this when I saw it today! It's looking fabulous! (and I think you're still ahead of most of the rest of the class!)

Chris said...

Good Luck Jackie. I love the lace knitting look too. In fact I always keep an eye on the Passing down crazy blog to see what she is knitting next. I think it is great that someone else is doing all the beautiful work so I don't have to. :)

yarnjourney said...

The lace knitting looks great! The pattern really shows well. Congrats on your first lace project.

Ann said...

I think you are doing a good job as the lace looks great. Lace knitting needs more concentration. You can start on a simpler pattern like the Milkweed Shawl. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Cinnamonamon said...

it's already so pretty -- it will only get better! :) just remember...lots of lifelines! :)

Alison said...

You can do it! Seriously, you can, I'm sure of it!

Simone de Klerk said...

I can definitely imagine why you want to be a lace knitter and seeing from what you have done by now, you will certainly become one! It probably needs a lot of concentration. I can feel the softness of this project already!

Susan said...

You are making much faster progress than I ever would dream of! If it's not knit or purl, forget it!

Acrylic-Girl said...

I feel your "pain". I've gotten bitten by the lace bug too, but I'm not as brave as you are. No lace weight yarn for me--at least not yet, LOL.

Your work looks beautiful, by the way. I love how the eyelets criss-cross.

julia said...

What are you kicking yourself about? I think this looks great! Keep on with this project! I'm very impressed!

Debbie said...

Lace is addictive and it morphs from from a shapeless blob to a beauty all its very own. Have you peeked here: http://www.heirloom-knitting.co.uk/

woolwoman said...

Jackie - you are doing a great job and what's more impressive is your tenacious attitude towards it - You'll get it - as long as you enjoy it - it will be all worthwhile. YGG - Mel

imquilternity said...

It's gorgeous!! I haven't tried knitting lace yet so I'm watching to see how it goes for you!!