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.
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?