I think I may have jumped into something that is so far over my head, I don’t even think there is anywhere to come up for air. If you see bubbles and a gurgling sound, that’s me, drowning.
So, I want to knit lace, and figure I have a prime chance to knit something where every week I can get some feedback from the designer in person! (I’m such a lucky dovey) So, when Mim designed her new Mountain Peaks Shawl, it just screamed out ‘try me, NOW NOW NOW NOW’ So I bought yarn last night at my LYS, and during our knitters time there, casted on and did the 14 written rows and 8 rows of chart. (wow, I knitted from a chart, wonders never cease)
To me? Looks terrible, horrible (and I know of at least 1 row that’s wrong) The pattern is great and I’m sure if I had yarn I was used to on needles I was used to, it would look much better, but lace is new to me, and I had to choose Misti Alpaca to try it. My stitches are very uneven. I don’t see a pattern in it. I’m knitting more out of fear of making a mistake I can’t fix (yes I know about lifelines lol) than out of the joy of knitting it. BUT I’m doing it! wooohoo. It might not look anything like Mim’s masterpiece when I’m done, but it will be something (even if it is only a bunch of really skinny yarn looped toegther into a triangle shaped something)