When did it become a trend to create and publish lace designs that require purling eleventy billion together on the back side?
OK perhaps this is a slight exaggeration.
But consider these two examples. A few months ago, I started the TRELLIS SCARF which has a k7tog in the chart, and stopped after only one repeat. It’s not that I can’t do it, but that it is tedious and doesn’t bring me pleasure to work on it when I am looking for relaxation. Also, I have been trying to knit it with Addi’s.
I love my Addi’s, but boy are they dull.
back to my beloved Swallowtail Shawl, which has had a series of mishaps – first, I keep knitting about 10 rows beyond where I should be switching charts. Really, I’ve already knit about two shawls’ worth.
Then, TSA took my needles away (well I was in Paris, so it was more like Tay Ess Ah said Tu ne peux pas).
And when I found the other pair at home in the same size (yes I love Bryspun that much that I have two of several sizes), I still have spent as much time tinking as knitting. I think it’s finally back on track as of this evening… One saving grace is that the tapered points of the Bryspuns can both fit nicely in the nupp.
[What is a nupp, you ask? According to the chart, it’s that k1,yo,k1,yo,k1 into the same stitch business that requires the p5tog!]
So I would like to leave you with this public service announcement: Get ye some pointy-ass needles if planning to k7tog or p5tog. For real, people.