Monday, August 14, 2006

the hazards of knitting

eyeache headache armache eyeache fingerache eyeache dizzy dizzy dizzy dizzy


106 rows done, two charts left - 28 rows to go. Of course, 28 growing rows including over 100 more p5togs, not as simple as it sounds.

But the p5togs are worth it. See the little round ball looking things near the bottom? They will be prettier when it's blocked, of course, but they are neat because they are flat discs, not raised like bobbles. I used a size 0 needle to help with the p5togs. If it were thicker yarn it wouldn't be as hard to do, but the thin splitty lace yarn doesn't make for easy p5togs.

Knitting usually doesn't give me a headache, but I think it's the fiddly lace with the fiddly pattern. It wasn't bad until I got to the "lily of the valley" part of the pattern. The spiders are easy to make and it was easy to memorize the pattern, so I could do a lot of it without looking.

José - i think it feels like tarantulas - soft, fuzzy and a little silky, almost like plush velvet. :)