Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Begin at the Beginning

The last time I wrote about the yarn I was trying to knit into a cabled wrap, the post was titled "Dear Malabrigo Lace: Bite me."

This yarn and I have been through a lot together--not in an "I've got your back when we're behind enemy lines" sort of together. It was more of a "I AM the enemy and I will make you weep into my beautiful merino" togetherness.

Do you remember how beautiful it was?

So pretty.

Talking about this yarn hurts me deep down inside, so let's just say that I have not yet found a pattern that works.

It certainly isn't this:

Pretty pattern, but too busy in this yarn. There's no safe place to rest your eyes. It took me a long time to accept it, but this past weekend I frogged it.

Let's not talk about how difficult it is to frog. It stuck together. It took two of us. It tore into pieces. I spent a couple hours   No, let's move on.

This pattern, however, is beautiful. And so, I have begun again.

knit in Knit Picks' Alpaca Cloud Lace, Smoke Healther colorway

I sort of misplaced the pattern, so I rewrote it how I remember it. What could possibly go wrong?


  1. um. I don't want to be a naysayer, but um, you're scaring me with all this "I don't need the pattern" business. Do you need an intervention?

  2. This will be so beautiful! I love it, and now want to begin one of my own!