I’m not usually much of a product knitter. I don’t mind projects that go on (and on) for months at a time. I like sinking into one thing and working my way, stitch by stitch, through from beginning to end.

Sometimes, though, it’s good to see some progress. It may be because I don’t feel like there’s been a lot of progress happening at work lately, or it may be for some other completely random and unfathomable reason, but right now I really want to see things move.


Go! Go!

I’m not sure that that this week was a success in that regard, but things have progressed a little since last we spoke.

I pinned the stole out this time, partly so that you can see the pattern and partly because it makes it look just a leettle bit bigger.

This project has taken a long time to get off the ground. I’ve been tweaking my design process lately, and the current method puts a lot of the planning at the beginning before the knitting begins (this will generally be a very good thing, but it’s also a pretty big change, since I generally like to feel my way through a design rather than planning out every last thing). Then we found out that I was knitting it with the wrong yarn, and then the wrong needles. Fussing here and there.

But I think we have it now. The fabric is pretty dense for lace, but I like the visual weight of it. The yarn (Misti Alpaca) is fine enough that it is very light despite the stockinette base. I like how the three stitch patterns are working together, even if they do have different and non-compatible row counts so that each row is unique (they’re easy enough to memorize, so there’s not much need for charts except as a reference after the first few repeats). I love the color, and it’s working much, much better with the pattern. And the needles sing. I love Addi lace.

So. A few inches, but really quite a bit of progress.

Now, I wonder how far I can go before switching to the next stitch pattern?