My parents came to visit this past Sunday, and my mom brought with her the bare beginnings of a swatch for a stole she’d like to make from KnitPicks’ Alpaca Cloud in Smoke Heather, a lovely light silver-gray. When she saw my Ostrich Plumes scarf she decided that she wanted to make the same pattern, but knit lengthwise. It’s been over 30 years since she did any lace knitting, and she needed explanations of some of the stitches. So I got my scarf off the shelf and got her through a pattern row.
After they left, I thought to myself, “Wow, it’s been a really long time since I’ve put any rows on this scarf. I really should get to work on that; it’s been more than a year since I started it.” And now I remember why – I hate, hate, hate the needles. Long, slippery, blunt aluminum needles are just not suitable for this project.
So I just ordered an Addi lace circular needle in the right size, and I didn’t add any yarn or roving to my cart. Stickin’ to the diet! Yay willpower!