He finally posts!

I have to confess I have been a member of this site for some time and have never posted. I have commented a few times but have been a lurker (covers face in shame!)
I see a lot of the same faces here as I do on some of the Ravelry groups, again I am more of a lurker than a poster.
So for my debut post I will tell you about my VERY FIRST lace knitting experience. After 10 years of knitting I finally decided to try lace knitting. One of the reasons I have never tried it is because it seemed to require too much attention focusing on the chart. So I sat down with a chart, some fingering weight yarn and a pair of Addi's with all the determination of any 10 year knitter. Well it started out smooth enough but by the time I reached row 24 (ws row) somehow I kept loosing the M1 sts from the previous row. So when I would count I kept coming up short on sts. So after agonizing over this for hours and an email from the pattern designer I finally figured out what was happening. Boy talk about feeling STUPID!
So now I have been moving along without any issues (so far) and have discovered that lace knitting can be as addictive as socks.
Here is a pic of the progress after I finally figured out what I was doing wrong.

Comments

crmartin's picture

Beautiful start, I bet it

Beautiful start, I bet it will be glorious when completed. Welcome to the group, hope to hear much more from you.

Randy

Thanks Randy...I hope it

Thanks Randy...I hope it keeps going as smooth as it has been. I will post updates as it grows!

MMario's picture

have discovered that lace

have discovered that lace knitting can be as addictive as socks.

heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh!

Welcome to the dark side of knitting!

Have crossed over and there

Have crossed over and there is no turning back!

PaganCub's picture

fantastic start of a

fantastic start of a shawl.
and dear sir (spinstoknit) don't you dare hide that handsome face of yours in shame!

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Thanks Joe, it was a bumpy

Thanks Joe, it was a bumpy start but is getting much better.
BTW...you made me blush! Speaking of handsome faces (PaganCub) What a smile ;)

And I can be a

And I can be a flirt....nothing wrong with that!

PaganCub's picture

absolutely nothing wrong

absolutely nothing wrong with that. i welcome flirting. it's adorable

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PaganCub's picture

this is what shameless

this is what shameless flirting is all about! :D

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well it sure is easy to

well it sure is easy to flirt with handsome cubs ;)

PaganCub's picture

:::uber

:::uber blush:::
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Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog You did a great job!

Thanks Andy I have to say I

Thanks Andy
I have to say I love your you tube videos. Also loved the little clip you wrote on your blog about a recent incident.

Thanks Don, I will try to be

Thanks Don, I will try to be more active. Besides the mistake with the shawl pattern I have done that before, thought I was making the correct stitch only to find out later (usually too much later) I messed up.

Donski's picture

teehee I can empathise with

teehee I can empathise with you there, when I tried the undulating scarf pattern I kind of winged the purl two together through back stitch , it sounded straight forward, but I couldn't work out why I never ended up with the right number of stitches. Finally I looked up the stitch on knittinghelp.com and discovered I was doing it completely wrong and wasn't actually losing a stitch with my made up technique :)
Pattern looks great, keep us updated ! Now you have started posting dont stop, I am sure you will have lots to share with us, it's great to read about everyone's projects on here. Any other non posters... get posting !!!
Don