Don't you lace knitting supremos laugh at my little lifeline up there. That yellow thread is where I got to on Monday afternoon and I'm so likely to make mistakes I wanted to make sure I preserve at least those few precious rows. I've managed just a couple more since and in the mindset that all good things come in time I won't be rushing. It's an easier pattern to be building up my lace skills with in that it's a small scarf, only one chart to follow, no provisional cast on, no borders to add later and no fancy stitches like nupps to work. Testing in other ways though - no rest rows and it shifts around a lot so it's hard to second guess what's coming next. A gentle stretch which is a good thing for my future lacy adventures. While I knit this pretty I'll put together that wish list of shawls and work out who gets to come next. In the meantime I think I'll enjoy this new time taker.
I always use life-lines in lacework - and they have 'saved' my life in a few instances, but they are a good 'insurance policy'. After all, you don't want to waste the precious time you invest in your creations!
Love that colour, too!