Sunday, March 15, 2009

THE DECISION

The Decision has been made to dump that pattern..as my daughter says "knitting is supposed to be relaxing" funny how the words you've used come back to you and in the nick of time...I've pulled out my hair ....cussed and fussed ....and tried to kick Cecil around since we don't have cat...(that didn't work, he stayed out of my way :o)
I started the pattern four times with renewed vigor to get it right...:o(
The problem was losing the 7 nupps for the knots in the pattern...as soon as I did 7- to 10 I'd lose one...and life lines for this part of the pattern would be of no help
for me anyway...someone smarter could do it ...let them have it for now..
I have to move on to keep my sanity...
Just about every pattern in that book has from 5 to 9 nupps in it...I don't think I'm ready to tackle any of them except one...So I'm going pattern hunting...I've got several Lace books (even the Bible by Sharon Miller) I ought to be able to find something...stay tuned...I'm in my Pajama's, had a sausage sandwich with a Root beer for breakfast..(after I had coffee)....But I'll tell Ladydi I had ice water :o)
The Cornbeef is cooking..I'll add some Cabbage and potatoes for a dinner I don't have to watch...Happy St Patricks Day...(almost)

5 comments:

Deborah said...

I'm so sorry about the struggles with your pattern. Have you seen the http://www.fiddlesticksknitting.com patterns? They are wonderful and so clearly written.

jillied said...

Good for you! You should love every stitch of whatever you're knitting. Right now, I'm in love with the Clapotis I'm making for a friend's birthday gift.

Be sure to check out patterns on Ravelry. There are zillions of gorgeous patterns and you can see what other knitters have to say about the pattern and see what they've made.
If you put in a search under the Pattern button for "free lace pattern" you'll be amazed at all that come up.

ladydi said...

Your daughter certainly is wise. Wonder who she learned that from - could be her ever so wise mother.
:>} I agree, whatever project you're working on should be fun.

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi,don't you remember me saying that the smarts the kids got from my side :o)...well, it's true :o)....Ginny

Daisy said...

Ginny, I'm sorry to hear the first pattern didn't work out for you, but I think you are wise to look for a new one. What's the point in doing it if it just causes you frustration, after all.

Very belated Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. I'm way behind on blog reading and trying to do some catching up today. :-)