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So a confession - I've never used lace yarn in my 9 years of knitting. I bought one skein a couple of years ago, but never used it - it just sits prettily on my shelf. I guess I'm scared it too thin for me & I'll break it immediately - even though I will happily knit socks in light fingering weight yarn on size 0 needles!

But I finally broke down & bought some because I am determine to overcome my fear of it. Plus I'm in love with Barb Wire and feel I must have it for my next sweater project! (interview with the designer tomorrow!)

So I bought some pretty Gloss Lace in the new Peapod color

Since our Gloss line is my favorite yarn, I figured it wouldn't hurt to start there.

Then I love Alison's Citron so much that I needed to do that too - so I got some of the new Shadow Tonals in Gypsy!

Now I'm seeing lace everywhere & adding more and more lace projects to my queue! (even though I still haven't done these two projects!)

For instance, this lovely new shawl in Shimmer:

(Gingko Shawl by Jo Harris)

This pretty scarf in Shadow Tonal:

(Lace Leaf Scarf by Janet Russell)

And this lovely (& free!) pattern, with Gloss Lace

Have I caught the lace bug? Time will tell! What are some of your favorite laceweight patterns?

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Comment by cherylbwaters on July 30, 2010 at 8:55pm
Slowly, very slowly!
Comment by Elaine on July 30, 2010 at 8:14pm
I recently finished a triangular lace shawl in DK weight yarn. It was a real struggle for me (definitely not a social activity) but after much ripping out and redoing I finally conquered it and am eager to try again. I bought some lace weight yarn, thought it was too difficult to work with so I would two hanks together. What a mistake. Anyone know how to separate this mess?
Comment by Elianastar on June 16, 2010 at 4:29pm
While you guys still have them in stock, I'd encourage you to give a good look at Myra Wood's "Crazy Lace." I recently found out that it won't be reprinted anytime soon and that KP got the last case of the books. :-) It is not your usual knitting lace book. I think you'd enjoy the concept it offers.
Comment by Colene Joslin on April 24, 2010 at 10:42am
PS--I ordered the Deep Water's Shadow Tonal for a starting yarn. And I also ordered the book by Kay Meadors, "I Can't Believe I'm Lace Knitting". I'm excited to get them and get started. :)
Comment by Colene Joslin on April 24, 2010 at 10:40am
I'm also going to try lace knitting. I'll keep you all posted on how it comes out.
Comment by jackiep on April 23, 2010 at 7:19am
I'm working on a citron myself in "Blue Yonder." The tonals make it look spectacular and the Gypsy looks like it'll be a beautiful choice as well!
Comment by Julienne Abrahamson on April 22, 2010 at 8:59pm
omg, I am a lace Fiend! I have the Veil of Isis shawl in my UFO pile right now, and plans for a scarf or shawl in Blue Glass Shimmer if/when I get the time for it. Also, once the cold weather comes back around, I have plans for half-fingered gloves in lace weight yarn that I want to make for like everyone I know!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 22, 2010 at 8:20pm
Good luck Stacey! I think you will love it! ♥s
Comment by Evelyn M. Dugger on April 22, 2010 at 6:15pm
More power to ya,darlin'. I'm just now learning to make socks, but if my brain holds out I have that fishtail lace scarf in my files. You are young and brilliant, so look out lace! Here she comes!
Comment by cherylbwaters on April 22, 2010 at 4:23pm
Stacey, it looks like you are hooked! ♥c

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