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I made myself a deal that if I flossed for two weeks straight (every single night, rather than just randomly whenever I felt like it), I would buy myself laceweight yarn. I love yarn, and I'm hooked on knitting lace. What could be better?<br><br>
What do you reward yourself with? And what spurs a reward?
 

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Food, unfortunately. And almost anything is reward worthy. I'm slowly getting better but it's a hard habit to break.<br><br>
I'd love to reward myself with massages & pedicures but they cost a lot more than a pint of Ben & Jerry's.<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
BTW, I'd love to see some of that knitted lace.
 

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<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I've only recently started lace knitting, so the two things I have aren't very lacy. They're on the thicker side. Technically, lace knitting doesn't have to be standard old lace (like a doily), but rather anything with holes. Er, holes you made on purpose. And such.<br><br>
This is a scarf for my grandmother:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/LintuLintu/DSC00453.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
This is a shawl (old pic, from when I first started it).<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/LintuLintu/picresized_th_1203776085_DSC00449.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
This is what it'll look like when it grows up (someone else's)<br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1001146872/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1001146872/</a>
 

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How does lace knitting differ from crocheting? Is it the tools used?<br><br>
And why is it lace knitting and not tatting?<br><br>
I ask these questions as the daughter of a crocheting fiend.
 

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Lace knitting is done with knitting needles and knitting stitches, while crochet is done with a crochet hook and using crochet technique.<br><br>
It's lace knitting because you use standard knitting stitches (knit, purl, yarn over, decrease) to make something that looks "lacy." When you knit a sweater, you also use knit and purl and increase and decrease, and some sweaters have lace panels in them.<br><br>
There's actually a distinction between "knitted lace" and "lace knitting." Not many people knit true lace (the kind you make when you are tatting).
 

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Aw, thank you! Those are actually considered easy patterns! You should see some of the amazing things other people are making. This is what I want to work up to:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JS4VG3GPL._SS400_.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.needleartsbookshop.com/images/patterns/pif_Peacock_Feathers_Shawl_detail1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I don't wear them, but I enjoy the challenge.
 
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