Well, as I was nearing the end of the last round of lace repeats in part A of Haruni, I realized that there was a BIG problem. The first ‘stem’ was really, tragically, misshapen. I finally realized that there was no way to delicately work back on this one, there was nothing for it but to frog back to my lifeline.
Remember how I said I didn’t much liking with the Claudia handpanted mohair, but I’d probably start to love it by the end of the project. Yeah, I was loving it, up until I started to frog. Then it turned into this cobwebby, goopy, grabby ooze of a yarn. That, and it broke (so I spit spliced it). That was just, well, a really gross tactile experience.
On the other hand, now that I’m back at the lifeline, with all the stitches neatly picked up again and my Knit Picks cables neatly linked together with that little adaptor I picked up, I’m prepared to start loving the project once more. Hopefully I’ll be back where I was soon, then I’ll check the size of my yarn ball (expecting the 17x mm circumferance or more), and get on to the excitement of knitting that lovely border.
In other news, it’s damn hot here. And my A/C is broken. Posting from the computers in the public library (did I ever mention that I love my library?).
Edited to add – I found a blog contest which gives away a skein of Lorna’s Laces (I’ve always wanted to try that!) Check out Kim Werker’s blog.