I just spent my entire eveing trying to knit lace and then ripping it out and trying again. Three times I knit a small area of lace only to drop a stitch or forget where I am in the pattern or lose my YO in the middle of something. I don't think I'll ever be able to do this! I think maybe I should try knitting the lace pattern with a thicker yarn before attempting the lace weight. This stuff is like dental floss! So tiny and thin. I hate that I spent 3 hours knitting and have absolutely nothing to show for it!
I did have a good afternoon of knitting. I met up with Shelby ( the first time I've ever met a fellow blogger - yeah!) and we learned to knit with our "other" hand. We met at Woolwinders yarn salon for their "Sunday in the Salon" lesson. I learned the Continental style of "picking" the yarn with my needle instead of throwing. Shelby already knits with her left hand and throws her yarn - so she learned to do it with her right hand. I must say it felt very awkward at first - but by the end of the 2 hours - I was picking fool. I can definitely see how this method could be faster in the long run. I am still much more comfortable with my right hand - but now I can see the potential for knitting Continental. This also opens the door to Intarsia and Fair Isle knitting with multiple colors. I can't wait to try that!
Anyway - it was a great day. I bought some cool yarn while I was there too - and it was on sale - so I can't feel too guilty - yeah!
I also got a wonderful package in the mail this weekend from my SP8 secret pal! She got me lots of different kinds of yarn - some I had never seen before. She also knit me a felted bag. Thanks so much!
I will post pictures tomorrow - I'm too tired after my unsuccessful lace attempts to break out the camera!