Exciting news - I've managed to finish one of the Scott Base toe-up socks and have a good start on the second (pictures next post). I'm even becoming quite accustomed to the Magic Loop method of knitting. It may be growing on me.
All of this to-do about learning how to knit toe-up socks got me thinking about other knitterly things that scare me, so I decided to make a list and share them with you. Perhaps you either relate or can give me some encouragement that may spur me on to get past my fear at some point.
In no particular order, here are my current fiber-related frights:
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|Alpaca lace: SO pretty...and scary.|
Lace-weight yarn - It's lovely. It's perfectly suited for the warmer climate I live in. It can be maddening. I've had a previous adventure with an alpaca lace shawl. But I have at least three patterns in my queue that require lace-weight yarn that I simply MUST knit. I've even purchased some ridiculously fabulous 100% silk lace-weight yarn from Lost City Knits that I am too afraid to even wind. I get this vision of my beautiful, expensive silk tangled around my swift and ball-winder and me sitting in the middle of the room sobbing hysterically.
These are the biggies. On a related note, there is one particular stitch that annoys me a great deal, not because I don't love how they look but because I am so dismally horrible at them: cables. They are so beautiful when done well. I have several patterns in my queue that use cables and I have a slew of Celtic cable patterns in my stitch dictionaries that I want to incorporate into something. And yet, I don't proceed because I come up with holes on the sides of even the simplest cables and I have some sort of wonky thing going on with ones that lean to the right. This cable handicap makes me incredibly sad.
What are YOUR worst knitting fears?