We are in Williamsburg VA this week visiting the parental units. Today is little-sis' third birthday!
I am having one of those "mom" moments. I cannot believe she is SO big.
We had all the local family over on Sunday for her party.
I have mentioned this before, but my folk's house is like a museum. Here's the birthday girl sitting in a ceramic planter that is at least 150 years old. It can be a bit stressful...
The great thing about visiting grandparents is all the time you get. They are happy to visit with the miniature people, so I have more time to knit.
Here's my progress on the lace:
I am getting better. In the past when I have done lace I always gain or lose stitches as I go. I have improved my yarn overs and the disappearing stitches have stopped. I really like this pattern so far. Very easy to follow, which is just what I need at this level.
There are a few things that are making this project easier than my last lace attempts. First, I am using metal needles, which I normaly hate. The sharper points and slicker surface are speeding this up.
I have also learned to pay more attention to the purl row. This is where I was losing the stitches, as I dropped the yarn overs. I also have put stitch markers in between the repeats, and every row I stop to count to make sure I have the right number of stitches. So far so good.
I am hoping this will begin to get easier as it goes. At this rate I'll have this done in time for little-sis' prom.