Thursday, August 25, 2005

Alpaca/Angora scarf

After a frustrating and hurtful afternoon of finding and dealing with more vandalism and damage done by the "black sheep of the family", I decided to sit and spin to decompress and try to regroup my normally upbeat attitude. Of course, having a pint of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream in the freezer and a handy glass of wine came in handy with the recovery. :)

While I was thinking things through (and thank you, Elaine, for allowing me to vent to you!) I finished spinning the alpaca angora blend that I started last night, and got a few rows of the "Rabbit Tracks" scarf on the needles too. These are size 11, whopper needles for the lace weight yarn, but I tried smaller needles and it just didn't look quite right. I really don't like metal needles, I really don't remember why I even have them, but I don't have any wooden size 11's so I guess I need to run to the LYS tomorrow. Since I tend to make all my own yarn these days, I don't get to the yarn shop much anymore. I inherited a bunch of metal needles many years ago and these might be part of that group. I thought I'd replaced all of them by now, but I guess not. In any case, I frogged the beginning rows a couple of times, and I'm still not sure that everything is as it should be. Lace is tough for me to envision as it doesn't all come together as a pattern untill it's blocked, and of course, then it's too late to fix any problems. But try, try again is my motto!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry you had a lousy afternoon. But the yarn and the knitting look great. I know what you mean about metal needles, I'm hooked on bamboo right now. They are so warm and smooth.