i have for a while now,
but it’s done in lace weight yarn and requires a provisional cast on.
these are not two of my favorite things. i might even loathe them.
then i found this.
no awkwardly pulling out scrap yarn to free the live stitches,
no fumbling with a crochet hook.
basically no muss, no fuss.
that just left lace weight.
i/m such a fan of big needles and thick yarns.
i like the drama and the speed of that kind of gauge.
lace weight, despite my fears,
has its own allure.
there is a delicacy, a classy finesse it possesses.
manos ‘lace’ possesses those in spades.
i chose fujin because it’s the perfect faded denim color.
my ragged jeans sure could use the sophistication
of this streamlined little hat.
i cast on yesterday,
then found myself in a doctor’s waiting room
for so long that i completed 2″ on 120 teeny tiny stitches.
and i was right about the allure, too.
a sweet older woman crossed the room to sit beside me,
started a conversation about the depth of the color.
then, when she was close enough to see them clearly,
after gently feeling the knit with her fingertips,
she was caught by how
glamorous the wee stitches were in such a fine yarn.
‘glamorous’ is certainly a motivating thought.
so, if i don’t allow thoughts about how very delicate each stitch is
(because it quickly starts to freak me out),
i’m enjoying this project immensely
and am very much looking forward to wearing
the elegant hat
in the end.