The popular vote for my next lace project seems to be the Peacock Feathers Shawl, so I shall make it so. I plan to use this yarn:
Joslyn’s Fiber Farm Angel Hair in the “Plumes” colorway. (How could I not knit a design called “Peacock Feathers” in a colorway called “Plumes?”)
But in the meantime, I’m knitting madly along on Tina. I’m very close to the edge. Well, yeah, I am a knitter on the edge, but what I meant there is that I’m closing in on the end of the last border pattern.
Almost-still life, with feline.
I will finish the border knitting tonight, so I shall start Peacock Feathers on the train in the morning. Then tomorrow evening, I’ll start the edging on Tina.
Multi-tasking at its finest.
What do you do if you find a mistake far down in your work? Do you frog the whole thing, or do you figure out a way to “cheat”?
I vote to cheat.
But I find in lace knitting, you can usually spot any mistakes very soon after making them. The patterns tend to build on one another, so if you made a mistake, you’d likely find it in the next round.
Frogging lace is a horrible experience (at least in my opinion) because of all the yarnovers and decreases, and one that I don’t care to do. It helps, of course, if you put lifelines in your work at intervals, but I never do. I like to live dangerously.
Fishtail Lace Scarf Pattern
Lorrie solved the problem with downloading the pattern from the Yahoo group by very generously posting it here. (It’s a pdf file — you’ll need Adobe Reader to open it.) Thanks, Lorrie!