I Love lace! Until I make a mistake. I Hate lace! I am working on not 1, not 2, but 3 lace patterns right now. Every time I drop a stitch I have to take out several rows. I know... why don't I 'tink' down. Believe me when I say, I have spent hours trying to retrieve a stitch only to tear it out in the end. Other problems arose too: I bought the Spring/Summer 2008 collection for Filatura Di Crosa to make the lace shawl on page 19
(fabulous!) only after reading the pattern, I found out it is the Myrtle Leaf Pattern in the Victorian Lace Today book which of course I already have. BOTH patterns are WRONG! After tearing the whole thing out THREE times I checked the Victorian Lace Today website and found out YES it was wrong and HERE are the NEW directions!?! AHHHHH!!!
However, I am loving the shawl I am making from The Gossamer Webs Design Collection from Galina Khmeleva. It is beautiful. I hope to wear it to my son's wedding this summer.
I will soon be leaving the job I so unfortunately started three weeks ago, and will have lots more time to work on it. The job....working at a learning academy for preschoolers was well intended but not thought through, as to the hours I would spend there and the time my family (and hobbies) would need me. I have to say meeting new people was wonderful. They were very friendly and welcomed me into their 'family' joyfully. I will miss the people there
Our house is coming along. Paul and Bob the builders are hard workers and have done an amazing amount of work in a relatively short time. I am so excited to get the new family room and sun porch. I will have to put up with the 1962 retro/very cool kitchen for a while longer though. Judy has great plans for updating with a little paint in the mean time!