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Where’s Ishbel?

Where’s Ishbel? Oh, um, she’s sleeping.

With the fishes.

ishbel off needle

True confession time: I don’t like working with this beautiful yarn. It’s too skinny for me, and not as slick as I wanted it to be. You know how a silk garment is either really smooth, or has a “dry” texture? This one’s dry.

I ran across a mistake last night, and tried to figure out how to fix it (lost a stitch somehow). Was getting nowhere, so I tinked two rows. Slowly. Not well. So I decided to frog down to the beginning of the lace (8 rows). Only to find that THIS YARN DOESN’T FROG WELL. Not slick. But slick enough that it doesn’t want to go back on the needles without dropping stitches. Getting it back on the needles is not gonna happen.

And as I said a few posts ago, life is too short to knit with yarn I don’t love.

I think I’d love this pattern with a different yarn, though. Fingering weight. Yeah, that’s the ticket. And look at Emilee’s gorgeous Ishbel, made with one skein of Malabrigo Sock! Great stitch definition, size 6 needle (I peeked at her Ravelry project page). I was using a 6 with the laceweight, and it’s just like playing with cobwebs. I think I need to go shopping…