Wherein lace (even in cotton) befuddles me.

Lace is know to be tricky stuff.  It’s knit on small needles, with supernaturally delicate yarns, and consists mostly of holes.   THis isn’t easy, I know.

But come on – a dishcloth?  This shouldn’t be hard.  It’s the same cotton I always use, the same size needles I would use for a hat.  37 stitches.  37 measly little stitches.  With a really simple straightforward little lace pattern tucked into it.

And do you know what is just killing me here?   1 – it’s not the pattern I keep messing up – my little pattern repeats are perfect.  I just keep putting them in the wrong spot because *I am messing up the stockinette stitch around the lace patterns*.

and (and this part is even worse folks)

2 – I am only messing it up when *I pay attention to the knitting and nothing else*.

Knit this while driving and talking to my husband, and playing I Spy with the Bee while listening to NPR?   8 rows – perfect.

Knit for 20 minutes in the morning with just me, the yarn and the pattern?   1 row.   Because while I’d get to the end of the row where I am supposed to k2 before my selvedge – and there would be 4 stitches there.

Knit at the pc, while reading blogs and talking to Bee about how abacuses work and looking up abacus pictures?  10 rows – perfect.

Knit in the afternoon while Mike takes the Bee off for a nice swim so I have time to knit un-interrupted?  -1 rows.  Don’t ask.

Lace.

Even in cotton, it’s a four letter word.

I cannot begin to express how much I am going to enjoy taking this dishcloth and scrubbing something with it.

Anybody have a good lasagna recipe?

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3 thoughts on “Wherein lace (even in cotton) befuddles me.

  1. This is a family recipe, and is delicious:

    MEAT SAUCE
    1 lb. italian sausage
    1 lb. canned tomatoes
    1 tsp. garlic powder
    1 Tbsp. parsley
    1 Tbsp. basil
    1 tsp. salt
    12oz tomato paste

    COTTAGE CHEESE SAUCE:
    3 cups cottage cheese
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    2 Tbsp. parsley flakes
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese
    1 lb. mozz. cheese, shredded

    and of course, Lasagne noodles.

    TO MAKE MEAT SAUCE:
    Brown sausage then add next six ingredients. Simmer 30 min or till thickens. While sauce is simmering, pre-cook lasagne noodles.

    TO MAKE COTTAGE CHEESE SAUCE
    Mix in large bowl: cottage cheese, beaten eggs, salt, pepper, parsley flakes, and parmesan cheese.

    IN A 9×11 CASSEROLE PAN:
    Layer (bottom to top):
    noodles, cottage cheese, meat sauce, mozzerella cheese. Repeat.
    Add one last layer of noodles and top off with meat sauce and mozzerella cheese.

    Bake 45 min to 1 hour at 350 degrees. Cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!

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