At this very moment, I’m loving knitting lace. Goal of this post? To find ways to keep me in this happy place. I’m knitting Calamity Jane and it’s (almost) my first lace project. About 7 years ago, as a relatively new knitter, I tackled Cozy and while it’s a beautiful pattern and I did finish it, it was only because I’m ridiculously stubborn and refuse to quite anything. In other words, the shawl was pretty, but I was not.
I’m totally enjoying this new start at lace, and I really want to keep loving it. Through “cozy” I learned the value of lifelines and stitch markers. I remember how painful a skipped YO can be, and oyyyyy what it feels like to take out Sl1 K2tog PSSO stitches.
I’m using my handspun bfl, and wow..it’s..dreamy…and..soft…
Sorry. Got carried away. Here’s my request. Right now I’m doing a stitch count check halfway through each row and again at the end. That seems tedious but totally okay if it keeps me sane and happy. What other tips can you lace enabling people give me? It’s been a while since I fell into the “just one more row” fun/challenge side of knitting and I want to stay here!