Well, it was new to me

Here are my fairly pathetic attempts at following PDX Knitterati’s Minerva scarf KAL. Michele told me I could easily learn to knit entrelac using only one ball of wool at a time, and I believed her. Just as well: she was right !    :D

But, whilst her instructions certainly did enable me to make knitted entrelac, I did not knit it very well. Far from admirable, in fact. The M-R knitted entrelac is lumpy in the corners. Uneven ditto. ACK !!

When I reached a level wherein I could ‘look back’ and see an actual hole between the squares, meaning I’d done really badly, I fell into a pit of despair.

This is it. Took me a while to dig before I fell into it .. [grin]

Anyway, apart from all that nonsense .. much and all as I do admire Michele’s ability to knit anything at all and beautifully, as well as her efforts to have students do the same, I’m bound to admit that I am not going to be a knitted entrelac star. Part of my problem right now is the long-awaited Noro Silk Garden: I do not understand what the mad enthusiasm is about !

I find NSG to be often difficult to move along the needle; it goes up and down in size to the point where one moment I’m happy with my #4 needles and the next I wish I had a pair of #7s in my hands. AND ! – in the first of the 4 balls I bought, there are no less than THREE KNOTS ! This makes me very grumpy indeed; for when one is paying through the nose for yarn that’s spoken of  by sellers and distributers in tones of hushed reverence, one does not expect to find even one knot, let alone three.

So I think The Frog is needed, here ..

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Have finally found home: in my ... ahh ... later years. With no family within coo-ee and no assets, I'm in a wonderful and totally independent unit within the auspices of a celebrated aged care organization. Idea is that I have two 'houses' I can move into were I to become cerebrally challenged: but it's my firm intention not to. :D P.S. I have no idea how I got to this number of years: I was young only last week ..

25 thoughts on “Well, it was new to me

    1. I don’t think any amount would turn me into a good entrelac knitter, Amanda: I shall have to stick to Tunisian entrelac (which isn’t as interesting to look at). Sighh ..

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        1. I see this theme is one that cares not a whit for keeping comments and responses together. Happily for you, Amanda, Jo is someone who doesn’t take offence easily .. [grin]


  1. I think your upper tiers are looking very tidy! And small holes are normal in the corners; they aren’t noticeable unless you’re stretching out your knitting.

    But KNOTS! I hate it when there are knots in the Noro, and I hate it even more when they join two colors that aren’t related to each other. At least with entrelac you can just go back to the beginning of a square, and make it look like you intended to change color there. Cut out color you don’t want.

    I knit my NSG on US8/5.0 mm needles; I like it a bit looser, and it’s easier to handle. Your mileage may vary!

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    1. But lookit that lump on the left between the 2nd and 3rd tiers, Kat – simply horrible !
      I’m one of those boring farts who hates beyond measure producing something in which amateurishness (good word, that !) is seen. No: it’s The Frog.
      But I can’t let Michele’s teaching go to waste: I’ll have another go WITH A DIFFERENT YARN !

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