WIP Wednesday: Stumbling And Getting Back Up

For a few days I was having a really hard time with this pattern. I am more than capable of knitting lace. It was something more. It was like I needed a little life lesson. I must have reknit the same few rows 3 or 4 times. I tried very hard not to get frustrated with the lack of progress. I didn’t throw the damn thing across the room. I just tinked back and reknit repeatedly until it was right and you know what. It all came out fine in the end. I have one more very simple row and then I move on to the garter stitch portion which is done with short rows. I’m bound to screw up something there but a deep breath, some tinking and reknitting and all will be fine in the end.

If you’d like to read more WIP Wednesday posts be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog.

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12 Responses to WIP Wednesday: Stumbling And Getting Back Up

  1. beccabadger says:

    I have that problem sometimes. I’ve no idea why it happens, but somethings things just refuse to work. It’s looking really pretty though!


  2. Lisa says:

    I’m glad you got it figured out – it’s very lovely lace !


  3. Marilyn says:

    You’ll get it! And from the looks of it, it’s gonna be very pretty! šŸ™‚


  4. aw I’ll have that problem with lace sometimes. Or I’ll do just fine at the lace but then drop a stitch on a purl row or something *head desk*. Your lace is looking lovely šŸ™‚


  5. Random Knits says:

    It looks great. Sometimes I think knits like to remind you that you don’t have it under control as much as you think you do.


  6. Pat(ricia) says:

    I’m glad that you got through it without completely losing your mind šŸ˜‰

    Sometimes it does seem that we are stuck in a Groundhog Day scenario with a piece of knitting – I think Goddess Ewe definitely wants to impart some lesson, whether we understand it or know it in the end is questionable.

    Have faith – take it slowly and I’m sure you’ll get through it just fine. Remember to breathe – and take a break when and if you get too frustrated with it.

    Maybe we are just to anxious (in a good way) and eager to get something done because we love it so much, which partially causes the screw-ups? Who knows?



  7. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Oh, it’s looking good! Glad you stuck with it and didn’t chuck it across the room! Keep going!


  8. ellen says:

    I’m cheering you on! The shawl looks lovely so far, but I know that feeling — of why did that part take me so dang long? What now? I’m sure the rest will go much better!


  9. Janet says:

    Good for you for sticking with it. The lace edging is lovely. Good luck with those short rows.


  10. Perseverance and patience … essential tools for lace knitting!


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