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Old 12-27-2006, 07:25 PM   #2
Turning the Heel
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I taught myself lace. You should try a small lace item, like a dishcloth, headband, or wrist warmer, to get the hang of it, and a simple pattern with a couple of rows for starters. Here are some patterns you might want to try:
Feather and Fan Dishcloth
Arrowhead Lace headband
Branching Out
I've made a couple of things with lace, and once you get the hang of the pattern, it can be very hypnotizing. When I was working on my asphodel scarf, the six row lace pattern (with no purl rows) required me to concentrate to keep from dropping stitches, and I would find myself reciting the pattern to myself like a mantra. Very zen.

Good luck! Make sure to post pictures!
On the needles: Falling Leaves Socks, Punkin Hats, Artful Afgan and another waterlily for a friend of mine (on hold until I feel like working with that yarn again)

In the queue:
Jack Skellington baby afghan
Finished: Warm Up America Square, Basketweave Baby Blanket (now to ship it), Massachusetts Dishcloth for the Yarn Harlot, Homeless Hat
, water bottle cozy

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