Thursday, July 19, 2007

Defeated by lace...

Thank you all for the compliments on my Tomato, it's still too hot to wear it but I'm very proud of my first sweater and looking forward to some cooler weather! *^v^*

Defeated by lace, yeah...

No, I'm not talking about the Mystery Stole 3, which is healthy and wealthy, and waiting for the Friday morning, when clue 4 arrives at my mailbox.

I'm talking about the Emelia choker. I'm sorry, Jen!...
Remember, what I did first time I started it? I knitted half of it, then out it away, then picked it up after some time and made a mistake, knitting the other half somehow mirrored...

Then I started another Emelia and promised myself not to leave it until it's finished. Which I did, of course!... After six months I took it again last night, knitted four of five rows and ... realized that I made a mistake, this time only in one part of the chart (there are three different parts). I wasn't strong enough to frog it back to this point so I just ripped it totally and decided that this pattern doesn't like me.

For Goodness sake, I'm knitting a proper big complicated charted lace shawl right now, so I should be absolutely capable of making a small choker!...
Well, it seems I'm not, and for now I surrender. I will knit Emelia one day.

And because I have no new knitting to show you, here is what I've been working on this week - it's a Sweet Lolita skirt for my friend Kate.
It's a layered white cotton petticoat plus a cotton apron.

She'll be wearing it on Saturday during our picnic, I promise you the photos! *^v^*

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear the Emelia didn't make it. I know you have been "wrestling" with it for some time now but maybe another time.
    I love the Sweet Lolita Skirt-can i have one and come to the picnic too :) :)
    p.s thanx again for you kind words on my Mystery Stole i am happy to say i went back to it last night with fresh eyes and finished chart 3 this afternoon.