Friday, April 2, 2010

Arghh!

The combination of me, lace knitting, mohair yarn and Ishbel is not a happy combination. Frog, frog, frog, tink, tink, tink. It is very close to being thrown somewhere in disgrace. Every single pattern row, I seem to be 3 stitches short. It's making me very cross.

I think I'd better stick to socks in future.

16 comments:

Elizabeth D said...

Michaela, this is a clear indication that it's time to cast on for something new!

silverpebble said...

Oh dear. Step away from the needles....and eat cake

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Eat chocolate too!

Jan said...

When that happens its time to take a break and come back to it later ,how much later depends on you ,but after a break it might become clear clearer ..love Jan xx

quinn said...

This is one reason I love the Lacy Baktus...pretty, but simple. But I'm kind of a wimp. I admire your willingness to go boldly forth!

trash said...

Blurry, blurry lace. Silly blurry stuff.

Mama said...

Deep cleansing breath in....deep cleansing breath out....Large glass of wine in....another large glass of wine in...*lace knitting? what lace knitting?*

wonderwoman said...

i think some alcoholic refreshment is called for!

xxx

busybusybeejay said...

Can anyone join the sock challenge?

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

I had to give up for the same reason, my stitch count kept going way off:(

Ali said...

Lace knitting. Mohair. My knitting nemesis(es). I prescribe chocolate.

Moogsmum said...

As you know, I fell out with Ishbel too but luckily my alpaca yarn wasn't such a git to rip back!

I've looked on the Rav forums and apparently you can hide the odd few extra stitches and get the right numbers for the lace rows. Don't know if it works. Still not ready to cast another one on!

So sorry it hasn't worked with your pretty mohair yarn. I think you're right about sticking to socks!

xxx

Sarah Knits said...

Oh no that is so sad - I have to say that wine and lace knitting do not mix - I have tried and it was not pretty! I know lots of people say that stitch markers are frowned upon in lace knitting but for me it is the only way to keep my sanity - even in the plain part it will help to keep count of the stitches. Don't loose heart just pick it up another day - having already cast on something else ;)
If all else fails and the yarn needs a new home you only have to say!

Cybèle said...

There is an Ishbel KAL forum on Ravelry, stitch count is a common problem with your first Ishbel. I had a real problem and ripped back so many times. It doesn't help that you don't really see the lace pattern appear properly until you're well into chart C or so. Keep at it, it's worth it. I made another one straight after and had no problem whatsoever.

Caffeine Girl said...

My Ishbel has been hibernating for months! I think I'm going to try Springtime Bandit in worsted weight before tackling Ishbel again!

Jayne said...

You can do it. I did. Twice. But there again I wasn't using bloody mohair. Why would I want to knit with fuzzy dental floss???!!!