It was so nice to see the knitted vest take shape and create something from one of my knitting books I decided to go ahead and knit these lace camiknickers too. I am using the gauge given in the pattern, and added 2 pattern repeats total. I am knitting it in the round, as I'd rather not have any seams in the garment. The yarn I'm using is a lace weight alpaca/silk mix, and it makes a wonderfully soft fabric.
I am not really used to having to learn by doing. Normally I can read my way to most things, but with knitting it's really different. In the beginning it frustrated me, but now I'm starting to enjoy the process. So far I think the biggest surprise is the amount of negative ease I can calculate in. With the alpaca vest I thought it might end up a tight fit, but not at all. It's amazingly elastic. I'm looking forward too see what new things I'll learn on this project :)