Conflicting thoughts on my current knitting
October 14, 2010
I started knitting the color change scarf from the Purl Bee. I'm probably crazy.
I hate lace knitting. But this pattern is so easy, I've already memorized it.
The yarn is more like string. But it's very satisfying to create something out of what seems like nothing.
This project is going to take patience. That is not one of my character strengths.
What was I thinking? The colors are so pretty.
Perhaps when you are finished you will have a little more patience? Plus, it will be beautiful.
Posted by: heather smith jones | October 14, 2010 at 02:52 PM
oh my, but it will be gorgeous when you're done!
Posted by: beki | October 14, 2010 at 03:12 PM
I don't mind lace knitting but I don't like multiple balls of yarn attached to what I'm knitting. It drives me crazy. Sometimes though it's nice to stretch yourself.
Posted by: Mama Urchin | October 14, 2010 at 03:14 PM
i was immediately drawn to that scarf when i first saw it too...but sadly most of the colors used had been sold out already and i wasn't feeling adventurous enough to try my own color-way...i didn't realize how thin the yarn was either...i'm afraid i would end in a tangled mess...you seem to be managing just fine though...i'll be watching your progress.
Posted by: kristin | October 14, 2010 at 03:18 PM
Wow, that scarf... in those colors! OMG, it will be just perfect! Good luck and don't get discouraged. Can't wait to see it!
Posted by: Leah | October 14, 2010 at 03:32 PM
That scarf is lovely. I adore Habu, but I have to confess that for me it just sits on the shelf and looks beautiful. Good for you for actually using it!
Posted by: Sarah :: greenclogs | October 14, 2010 at 03:42 PM
Um. I thought that was serger thread.
Posted by: molly | October 14, 2010 at 04:12 PM
So delicate. Those colours will make all that knitting of lace worth it.
Posted by: tara | October 14, 2010 at 04:16 PM
Oh, deer. I've crocheted a bag out of itty bitty string like that. It was easy.... but loooooooong. Settle in, winter's comin!
Posted by: Rachel at Stitched in Color | October 14, 2010 at 04:21 PM
That *does* look like it will require patience! I love the colors though. It will be beautiful.
Posted by: amelia studio | October 14, 2010 at 04:40 PM
oh my goodness, you ARE crazy! This is truly beautiful though, I can't wait to see how your colors turn out!
Posted by: Steph | October 14, 2010 at 04:57 PM
I am in total awe that you are going to knit with all that. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Posted by: Tracy | October 14, 2010 at 05:05 PM
you can do it. i have no doubt. (email later.)
Posted by: emily | October 14, 2010 at 05:44 PM
This is going to be beautiful - and such a keepsake!
Posted by: EmmmyLizzzy | October 14, 2010 at 07:12 PM
I'm with Molly on the thread, I mean, yarn. However, having recently knit with Malabrigo lace weight, I know the end result is so spectacular that it's worth all impatient fits. Good luck!
Posted by: Suzanne | October 14, 2010 at 07:31 PM
Not crazy, I'll call you brave! Much braver than I. It's a good thing to have something to help you practice patience. (As if having children isn't enough.) Really, it will be amazingly beautiful. Looking forward to the eye-candy when you are done.
Posted by: kerry | October 14, 2010 at 07:43 PM
um, i can see where that might happen.
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | October 14, 2010 at 07:57 PM
well.. it is BEAUTIFUL... and YOU can do it!
i almost made it with a habu scarf, but through in the towel at the end... don't be like me!
Posted by: leslie | October 14, 2010 at 08:26 PM
I'm starting mine too so I'll look to you for moral support.
Posted by: Megan | October 14, 2010 at 08:30 PM
I made a lace scarf last year with this silky, thin yarn,and I was "conflicted" like you until I had a decent amount accomplished on the needles. It feels so much better when I have some bulk to feel and hold while knitting. Does that even make sense?? Good luck. Love the pattern and yarn...which does look serger thread!
Posted by: Cindy | October 14, 2010 at 08:48 PM
such tiny yarn!
my goodness, good luck!
Posted by: mandy | October 14, 2010 at 10:42 PM
I love the colours you chose. I hadn't realized just how fine that yarn is! Something about the cones is very tempting though; I just love the way they look.
Posted by: peanut | October 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM
You can do it! We will all be cheering you on! It will be beautiful when finished!
Posted by: jane | October 15, 2010 at 08:15 AM
it's worth it just to have that eye candy around (says the non-knitter)
Posted by: Account Deleted | October 15, 2010 at 08:26 AM
Knitting is not a speed sport. It will be extraordinary when your journey is done.
Posted by: beth | October 15, 2010 at 09:25 AM
I just started a lace shawl out of yarn that it like string too. It's going to take patience. And commitment.
Posted by: tracy | October 15, 2010 at 09:49 AM
Love your new header for your web site. I'll miss the buttons though! You have more patience than me to do lace knitting. Wow!
Posted by: Deborah | October 15, 2010 at 09:57 AM
that pattern is so pretty that almost hurts to look at.
and it will be spectacular in those colors!
(but a meditation in patience, certainly. you can do it!)
Posted by: lulubeans | October 15, 2010 at 05:13 PM
wow. that is ambitious. i'm a knitter, but i don't do lace! good for you, it gorgeous!
Posted by: Beth Gracie | October 15, 2010 at 08:02 PM
that is a gorgeous scarf. I have it pinned over on pinterest but the fineness of the yarn didn't really occur to me .
Posted by: Maggie | October 16, 2010 at 07:43 AM
heh heh heh
i am so not laughing at you, but with you.
patience, my friend.
Posted by: Molly | October 17, 2010 at 09:57 PM
I cannot wait to see it when it's completed. It will be beautiful. I would love to learn to knit lace.
Posted by: Ruth | October 19, 2010 at 09:53 AM
If you exercise your patience, it gets stronger. ;)
Posted by: Grace | October 19, 2010 at 12:14 PM
I know, yarn is actually a great decorative element in any setting. ;)
Posted by: Grace | October 19, 2010 at 12:16 PM
You are a brave woman! I just completed a cabled project on zeros so I feel your pain...but there will be an end, and it will be so beautiful. Can't wait to see it!
Posted by: Liana | October 19, 2010 at 03:52 PM
oh my goodness. this is going to be beautiful. i am such an ADD knitter, I don't think i'd ever have the patience. i can't wait to see... :)
Posted by: mommycoddle | October 20, 2010 at 11:00 PM