Monday, 23 February 2015

A little Epic

On sunday morning I finished my pair of mittens. It is plus 2 outside according to the Weather Office.  Oh well, I will wear them today.
The tops are slightly different.  I think I skipped one plain knit row.  I zigged when I should have zagged.  Ah well.  I love them anyway.

I wasn't sure what to do then.  It was just after 2 p.m. and that is a lot of day.  I didn't feel like knitting anything in my WIPs basket.  I didn't really want to start anything new. I was feeling a little lethargic and iffy in general, though I think that came from too much mid-morning napping.

I decided it was the right time to wind the other skein of Gracie Lace for my Viajante.  
Hand winding lace takes a long time if you want to keep a excess tension off the ball.  And I do want that.  I much prefer to have the yarn a little more relaxed in a ball of lace.

I started about three and took a break for dinner and finished up about 7:30.  
The ball on the right is where I am.  The ball on the left is where I am going.  To the world it doesn't look like much, but if you ever wound a skein by hand, a skein of lace, it is epic.

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

I knew there was at least one more reason I don't knit lace and now I know what it is! What patience you must have!