Wednesday, 28 March 2012

This way lies madness...


You need to know this about me, I am a competent knitter, honestly I really am.  In fact just to build myself up a tad, even Jo at one of our LYS said that my Kitchener stitch on the socks I made last week is exemplary.

So when I saw the new Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace book, I knew it was for me, nothing took more than four balls and I can do lace, I mean I have done it before… successfully.  But hey it's been a couple of years so, best to start small I thought and descended on this lovely little collar.
Do not be deceived by this evil piece of knit wear… OK so maybe starting it on the train was not a great move… nor perhaps continuing in the back of a London taxi whose driver was only satisfied when he found each and every cobbled street left in the City.  I feel this explains why I had to frag (for you none knitters… this is heartlessly ripping it back to where you made the mistake) it back three times on Monday, but I do have perseverance in spades.  Then I got as far as two pointy bits of the collar and then I mucked it up again.

I have started yet again, I will not be beaten, I will win… and you will get updates, whether you want them or not… the pain will be shared!

So if you see a woman on the 07:20 to Fenchurch Street, who seems to be moving her lips in prayer, look kindly upon her, especially if she sighs deeply and starts to frag back, once again...


10 comments:

Truly Myrtle said...

Sounds to be the thing of nightmares!
I hadn't heard of Frag - i know frog and a friend of my like tink (to knit backwards)...learn something new every day!

Helen said...

I call it frogging too!
You are brave to attempt lace, let alone on a moving vehicle! Hope it works out!

Jam Dalory said...

I have every confidence that you will succeed. I've never heard of fragging (sounds painful) so i've learned something new. Can't wait to see the finished result. x

SeniorCrafts said...

Keep going Ros - you will succeed...! Nancy (not a knitter - would be constantly fragging!)

Michelle said...

I'm sure it will come back, just like riding a bike. :-D But maybe a cup of something soothing and a comfy chair would be a good place to start. :-D

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Found you on Craft Gossip and I SO enJOY your site with all it's tuts. Following.

Lyn said...

And it looks like such a quick little piece of knitting in the photo doesn't it?

Maybe Debbie intended it to be some sort of challenge or competition and just forgot to add the details under the pattern?

I've never heard the term 'frag' before but it seems a good word for the action.

The mum of all trades said...

Keep going! I can't wait to see the final result

Highland Monkey's said...

Not heard of frag either I call it frogging!
That's a pretty collar, not suprised you picked it to knit....keep going you will not be beaten!

Rosebark said...

How's it going now? (Sorry if I missed an update in looking through!)