Wednesday, December 5

Yarn Along: Farewell to the East End...





I am drowning in a sea of knitting frustration! My project this week is the Edith Shawl. It is a project that I am working on with several ladies from my Thursday Knit Night group and it is hard! I began this shawl last Thursday and have ripped it out too many times to count! What I have here is far from perfect, but I am going to try to just keep moving. 

 I did make myself feel a bit better by quickly crocheting scarves (who knew that I would remember how to crochet?  I learned when I was a wee one!) for our family of bears tonight! They were made while I waited for a cake to bake and were very satisfying...  much more so than making scarves for humans!

I am happily reading Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth. It is as good as her other two! I am recommending her books to everyone I know! 

What are you knitting and reading? 

6 comments:

willfulmina said...

Oh, stupid lace! I wonder if I will ever learn to like knitting it...brave you!

elizabeth said...

oh, a challenge! love the scarves! yay for good books! :)

Maria said...

I have been so impressed by your determination to knit, and all the projects you've turned out so far. I'm still working on a scarf I started about four years ago.... Take heart, in the grand scheme of things you are becoming quite a knitter.

wifemomknitter said...

Would putting stitch markers between each lace repeat help? I know that that helps me when I do lace. That way I can count the stitches and easily see where I've gone wrong if I make a mistake.

kathi said...

Your knitting encourages me as well! My daughter (12) tries to teach me a very simple stitch LAST December ... and that was that!

How long have you been at it?

M. Emily said...

Thanks of rall of your encouragement, Ladies! I ended up having to frog all of this after a big mistake.

WifeMomKnitter, thank you for the suggestion of using stitch markers. I cast on yet again last night and it was amazing how much easier knitting the lace became! Revolutionizing!

Kathi, I have been knitting since July. I attempted to learn four or five other times in the past three years and finally something clicked! I am very thankful for my Thursday night group. I am able to learn and also it keeps me working on my knitting during the week so that I have something to show!

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