A bad case of the I-don't-feel-good's
I am knitting my first lace piece. It is a circular lace shawl that can also be used as a table doily too. It is very nice but not as delicate as it should be. I am using the right yarn but the wrong sized needles. Unfortunately I didn't have the size 5's so I an using size 4's. I think I will try to sell this piece and get the right sized needles then do it again. It is coming along quite nicely though. It will be hard to part with. But then, its sale will allow me to get the right sized needles, more yarn and something to ball the yarn. The yarn for this particular project comes in skeins, which means that the yarn was wound around the legs of a chair, then twisted into a long roll then folded back onto itself. Needless to say, you cannot knit with yarn in this state as it will knot up, and the project would not be transportable at all. So I hand wound the skein into a ball, but this project uses three skeins, so I still have two more skeins to hand ball. It takes a while to hand ball the yarn and for the duration, I am protty much committed to working on that and nothing else. Plus it gives me a sore back as there is no where comfortable to sit while doing this. I might try the bed next time, with the yarn wrapped around my feet. Maybe that will control the knotting and be easier on the back.