Friday, October 31, 2008

Lace: the world's biggest time-suck.

So knitting a lace shawl is very seductive. You cast on three stitches, and before you know it, you've knit like FORTY ROWS, and you're thinking "damn, I'm good." And then you realize. That you've been adding like . . . 20 stitches per pattern repeat. And that you've been knitting for days and days and you haven't even finished a repeat. And the piece is, at a generous estimate, about 8" long, and the finished length in the pattern is 28".

And there's an edging.

We won't even talk about the purl rows.

So now you know how I'm spending my time lately . . .

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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