Friday, October 18, 2013
It has been quite some time since I have picked up my knitting needles. Recently, (amongst all of my other busyness), I went on a trip to some beautiful shops between Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat with a bus load of crafty types. At Mill Rose Cottage in Ballan I fell in love with a lacy scarf and decided that I must make one, hoping it wouldn't be too difficult.
So wool purchased and pattern in hand I began knitting. Well, after I had managed to untangle and wind the skein into a ball that is. I am sad to say this took up two full nights of knitting time.
This is the first serious lace knitting I have undertaken, not including some lacy dolly undies, and whilst it is laden with little mistakes, I am finding it very satisfying. I have to tick off each row of the pattern as I go along, so as not to lose track of where I am up to.
The wool is a lovely soft alpaca and a delight to knit with. At the rate I am knitting, there should still be a few cool mornings left of the season for me to wear it too.
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