The four-ply face-palm…
I’ve done two of the five required repeats of this lace pattern, and I still can’t quite make out the leaves I know are forming. I think this will be one of those pieces where it really will not take on its true beauty until it’s blocked. Lace is an end-game business—you get a glimpse of the final outcome, but not until all the stitching is done. Right now it’s a super-soft ripply purply mess. Yet, I am happy in my mess.
On a completely unrelated note, I had one of those facepalm moments with this yarn. It’s called Quattro. Surely they didn’t pull the name out of a hat—it means something. I’ve been working with this yarn for over a week now, and JUST YESTERDAY did I realize it is four-ply and four different colors. Really. I like to think of myself as a bit quicker on the uptake, you know?
I press on, determined to speed my way through the final three lace pattern repeats. Um…maybe given my track record, “speed” isn’t the right verb to shoot for here. I will carefully work my way through the three remaining repeats.