Today, I want to talk about lace.
This should come as no shock to those of you who are watching me drive myself into insanity with getting Seasons of Lace up and running for it's third glorious season. But not all of you get subjected to my constant chortling over the latest prize I've rounded up or the latest discount I've scored.
But, with all that working and spread sheet editing, and web page updating... I've been neglecting some of my actually knitting. Today, we're gonna take a look at the status of my lace projects.
First up -- the one that's spent the longest on my needles: Chyrsopolis.
Chrysopolis is making slow but steady progress. Or was until I discovered something not-quite-right on one border.
There's something about this edge that is NOT working. I've taken the offending stitches off the needle, and will be dropping down end re-knitting them to get them back on track.
Second on the agenda for the day: The long silent Irtfa'a!!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls (do I really have any boy readers? gentlemen readers? I wonder sometimes), Irtfa'a is back out of hibernation! Now that the Divine though Blogless Elizabeth and I have finished our Must Have Cardigans, we're returning to luscious Blue Moon Fiber Arts Lacis in those yummy raven colorways, and I'm playing with beads.
In Irtfa'a's case -- two sizes of beads.
Beads, alas, that seem to have been my downfall. Evidently, for the last row I knit before the break, I grabbed the wrong bead jar, and instead of wee beads like these ...
I used visible beads like these...
I'm hoping this is because I had a plan that I've now forgotten, but since my suspicion that I just screwed up is so strong, I painstakingly tinked back the several rows, and swapped all of the beads for smaller ones.
I'm back in forward motion though, and tonight I hope to make actual progress.
And finally, a barely nascent project that I think will hit the frog pond. I designed a scarf. A lovely scarf, if I do say so myself. Kitty is pattern testing for me in DK weight... as is a more proficient knitter. I thought I'd try it out in lace-weight.
While it looks okay, the scarf would be too narrow to be useful. I have to add a few stitches in width.