Back to the Lace

Having finished the test knit project, I returned to my sister’s Marcelle Wrap. I’m near the end, at the lace section, and it’s a chart. I know many knitters love charts. I do not. Therefore, I took the time to translate the chart into written directions. Sadly, yesterday when I picked up the project, I realized I hadn’t read it all carefully and my instructions weren’t right. Close, but not quite right. So I adjusted them and forged ahead. It’s going a bit slowly, what with almost 350 stitches in each row, but it’s fun.

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You can just barely see the beginning of the chevron pattern. It doesn’t help that it’s all squished together on the cord, but I can’t help that. Take my word for it, it’s going to be pretty cool. I don’t know how quickly it will get done, because the knitting is taking a backseat to the job search. It’s…an adventure. I’m learning what kinds of jobs intrigue me, and I’m learning that the online application process is lengthy and time-consuming, but I’m also learning that there are a lot of different industries and roles that need strong writing skills, and I’m confident I’ll find something that’s a good match for all involved. It is hard, though. Thankfully I have the support of a good dog, who’s by my side for almost everything, from working out…

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to knitting…

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Wishing you all a happy Friday and a lovely weekend!

14 thoughts on “Back to the Lace

  1. I love that pattern! It is going to be wonderful, worth the aggravation of sorting out charts. I am with you – I don’t like working solely from a chart. I like being able to glance at a chart, but when it comes to knitting a pattern, I would much rather have the instructions written out.

    Job search – sounds like you are really digging in – good for you! I wonder if there is enough work in tech editing knitting patterns that you could do that for a living? 🙂

    • Thanks, I’m trying to dig in! And aren’t you clever, to think of tech editing! I confess, it hadn’t occurred to me before. I’ll do some research! My dream job would be as a proofreader for a publisher, maybe one of craft books, so this isn’t too far off.

  2. I prefer working from written instructions too, but with a chart to refer to.

    Good luck with the job search, I hope it all goes well. I agree with Salpal – you would make a great tech editor, it would be the perfect way to combine your proofreading and knitting skills! Have a great weekend 🙂

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