Thursday, October 23, 2008
Lace and its discontents
For the first time ever in my life, I'm knitting lace.
It's supposed to look like crap before you block it, right? Right??
I'm using Schaefer Yarn's Anne, and I am deeply unsure. It's fingering weight and really intended for socks (hello nylon), but I had it on hand when the inspiration to knit lace struck. I was also unsure that the colorway would be anything anyone would want to wear on their feet. And now that I'm knitting it, I'm even more unsure about that. This is a problem I have with some variegated yarn--it looks lovely in the skein when the colors are in their separate spaces and the transitions are smooth, but kind of odd when you knit it up. Oh well, I'll persevere.
But I could use some reassurance about the "looking like crap" thing.