I am not sticking the the list. Nope. Not at all. I did try though. I cast on Juliet, finished the top in a day, and got all excited about the lace. Now, I know this pattern is not hard. It is just me. I kept messing up. My stitches were off by one, so I ripped back to the garter stitch, triple checked my stitches, tried again. Off by, two. After the forth time, I just decided I needed to put it away for a bit.
I did think about doing another patten for the bottom, instead of the lace, but really the lace is the essence of the pattern. If I am going to make this, it needs the lace.
So what do I do? Pick up another lacy pattern. One look at the instructions for the Pimlico Shrug from this book, and I realize I need to think fast. See, I need something that can be put down a lot, then picked back up with out a lot of concentration. I loved this one after I saw it, so it moved to the top of the list. I think the essence of this sweater is the ribbing, and well, sorta the lace, but mostly the ribbing.
I decided on a simple seed stitch. It is hard to see in this photo, but it gives it a bit of texture. I think after blocking, it will be even better.
The knitting is a bit slower than usual. I have been busy with something else that I will share with you on my next post.
Oh, and P.S..... it does not involve a sewing machine!