Sunday, November 26, 2006

Picking up Butterfly

I've been feeling guilty: I signed up for the Butterfly Knitalong and have barely knit a stitch of Butterfly since doing so. I mean, it sort of defeats the purpose of a knitalong if you're not knitting, doesn't it? In an effort to put my guilt aside, I picked up Butterfly again this long weekend. It took me a while to re-learn the lace pattern (yes, it really has been that long), but once I re-mastered it things moved along reasonably quickly; I'm almost done with the decreasing.

I'm really glad I picked this up again. I haven't knit much lace recently, and hadn't realized that I'd been missing it. I'd also forgotten just how pretty this piece of knitting is. I'm using relatively small beads (not sure if this is a mistake), so their effect is subtle, but I love how they make the fabric sparkle.

Cross-posted on What Katie Did.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Hello? Is this thing on?

Well, I didn't find any beads that really said "Pick me!! I'll make your Butterfly soar!" so I will be forging ahead sans beads. Besides, butterflies generally are a work of art unto themselves and need no further adornment. Yeah, that's it.
Having made that decision I will make up my hour of Butterfly knitting tomorrow - today has been exhausting! I think that I might go ahead and do it in the round. Did someone here do that or start that? Any tips that I won't have to suss out for myself?

Where are y'all at? I know that you haven't given up & we just need to get our momentum back.