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Friday, May 26, 2006

Lessons On Lace

Since I had today off as well I decided to spend the afternoon at Communknity which is one of my LYS's. I planned to get a start on the Branching Out scarf before the meeting of the Silicon Valley Stitchers which was tonight. Here is what I learned today about lace both at Communknity and at our SVS meeting. With random photos of Communknity thrown in for entertainment sake.

1) A lace pattern demands your respect.

2) Never assume you *know* what the next stitch should be.

3) Two people should never try and knit from the same lace pattern at the same time. This is sheer folly.

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The Communknity "Living Room"

4) Never try to knit lace when someone is bellowing in your face, "So we're not doing bead crochet tonight?!?"

5) A lace pattern cannot be beat into submission.

6) Knitting lace is a wonderful way to learn humility.

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The "Wool" Section (more or less)

7) Lace patterns make you wait a very long time for the "a-ha" moment (if it comes at all).

8) Lace and T.V. are not compatible.

9) Lace is best knit AFTER the cats are asleep. However, one should never let their guard down completely.

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Cotton, Cotton And More Cotton

10) Lace is addictive and will keep you up past your bedtime.

5 Comments:

  • At 4:56 AM, Blogger trek said…

    11. Lace is a solo activity and demands your undivided attention every second. Corollary: Lace is not for those knitters afflicted with ADD.

     
  • At 7:24 AM, Blogger Renee said…

    Sounds like lace is not for me - I can't crochet without the TV, preferably football.

    BTW, Sam went to town on his new catnip fish last night, so that's a clear sign he's feeling much better!

    I really want to go to Communknity! It looks fabulous.

     
  • At 2:38 PM, Blogger April said…

    trek,

    is that why you're so into socks? a little add maybe? :)

     
  • At 2:39 PM, Blogger April said…

    renee,

    i'm SO glad Sam is better. i had a b&w Sam kitty for 17 years who was the love of my life.

    girl, you need to book a flight to SF now. we'll tangle the town in yarn.

     
  • At 12:16 PM, Blogger laurie in maine said…

    New to lace thing or as I like to call it: Knitting holes on purpose!
    My first few discoveries
    1. YES. It does matter if you Slip, Slip, Knit and forget to do the 2 pass over flips. It becomes stockinette.
    2. I NEED to learn to count.

     

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