I have a bunch of lace weight yarn in my stash. I've probably spent $30 on lace patterns. But, as I reminded myself today, I just can't do lace.
I bought some really pretty Crystal Palace Kid Merino, and thought I'd try a lace scarf. Bad idea. No matter what...I end up with the wrong number of stitches. I know it isn't the little needles, since I'm fine with socks. I've done lace using worsted weight yarn, so I know that technically I can do lace. I think it is just the thin thin thin yarn that screws me up. Sock yarn is substantial, in its way. Lace yarn isn't.
So, what is a knitter to do? Sell the lace from the stash? Gift it to someone (which sounds like the best idea to me)? Hmm hmm hmm. I guess I could try some patterns holding two srands together, but not sure if that would work for me. I think lace and I just don't mix.
Suggestions welcome. And if you want to buy some Zephyr, let me know.