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I went stash diving the other day, and golly did I catch a fish.
This time of year, my stash is typically at an all-time low before I stock up around my birthday at the end of the month. I feel particularly compelled to use up the yarn that I stashed last year before starting anew with the fresh stuff. This is my unofficial Stash Containment Policy. I picked up this skein of Filatura Di Crosa Nirvana lace (100% wool, 340 meters/372 yards) last August for under $8.00 USD. That’s a steal for a shawl’s worth of yarn.
Although after swatching it up yesterday, I am concerned the inevitable misery-to-come might increase the ACTUAL price astronomically. Tell me dear knitters, what is the value of a tear (not the happy kind…)?
I laboriously knit a simple swatch, which I had to frog twice before finally managing to finish the darn thing. And I STILL discovered a dropped stitch while blocking.
This is not a good sign.
This was not an actual knit item. IT WAS JUST A STOCKINETTE SWATCH. And I still messed up. THREE TIMES!!!
If knitting a simple teeny tiny square of lace was tricky, what on earth will happen to me when I try to knit the whole darn skein?!?!
I forgot how finicky knitting lace weight yarn can be. So fickle and vein. Fixing a dropped stitch isn’t quite so easy, and keeping proper and consistent tension strikes me as all but impossible. When it slips off the needles, it shatters like a wine glass dropped in a porcelain sink. Pure disaster that simply cannot be repaired.
Apparently wrapping up my worsted weight Rosemont cardigan gave me a little too much confidence.
I don’t knit with lace weight yarn too often (gee, I wonder why), but this color really jumped off the shelf and grabbed me. So here we are.
I have no idea what I will make. A design of my own or someone else’s? A crescent-shaped shawl with short rows sounds fun, I think.
Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along and in between books.