Lace update


Recently, I’ve been concentrating on getting my Celtic Knot Stole finished. I'm almost there now - just one repeat and the borders to go. I’m really enjoying knitting it. I love the colour, I love the yarn (Posh Yarn 100% cashmere) and I’m quite excited about the design. The photos that I’ve taken are truly awful. It is just dismal here today and I can’t find a way of getting enough light to take a pretty picture. But the lace is in the ugly-duckling, pre-blocking stage anyway.

Crafty Granny, you were asking about my sharing the stole. I’d be happy to let you have the charts once I’ve finished drawing them up.

This week I gave a new knitting group a try. I went to the Liberty group that meets on he 1st and 3rd Thursday of every week. It is a great place for a knitting group: large tables, delicious cakes and coffees, and a knitting shop close to hand. I did enjoy but I do have to admit that I prefer the I Knit London group. I think this is just because at the Liberty group everyone knew each other and, understandably wanted to spend their time catching up rather than meeting new people. I might give it another try some time though because the people seemed really nice.

By the way, I have bought Victorian Lace Today. It is wonderful. I adore it. It comes out top on every point: great photos, great designs, great writing, great techniques section, brilliant information on yarn and substituting yarn. If you love lace you can’t really go wrong with this book (unless you don’t like charts).
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17 comments:

Sarah said...

Ooh, I was wondering how you were getting on with that stole - looks pretty good to me in that photo. What a grey day it has been though!

It must be the best feeling to see a big project you have designed yourself nearing completion. Congrats.

artyfartykat said...

The lace looks beautiful. Well done. Looking forward to see it post blocking.
Where did you get Victorian Lace Today from? Everywhere I've looked they are out of stock :( or stock is not due in until April!

Artis-Anne said...

My who's been a busy girl :)and what a beautiful shawl you have designed. With you on the dull day for photos :(
VLT is great isn't it ;) I rather it to 'A Gathering of Lace' and that is good

Craftydramaqueen said...

I've never seen a more beautiful ugly duckling!! The stole is fab.

jacqueline said...

ok, so why didn't you come to liberty when i was in london 6 months ago and was lucky enough to go along and meet the ladies myself!! it would have been lovely to meet you.

i absolutely love your stole. it is stunning!

Emma said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous!

José said...

The Celtic Knot Stole Looks totally excellent!! Really really pretty :)

Seahorse said...

I'm so impressed! It's going to be stunning.

gilraen said...

It's georgeous :)

Did it take very long?

Susanne said...

Oh I would love the charts to your shawl...that is simply gorgeous. You should be very proud of yourself and I LOVE the colour!!!

knitseashore said...

That looks so beautiful, even without the better light that you want. You must be so happy to be so close to the end!!

I just received a copy of the Victorian Lace book for my birthday. I'm hoping to knit something from it in maybe the late summer. Guess I'll have to get over my fear of charts!

keri said...

That is gorgeous, the color plus the lovely knots pack a powerful punch! You are so talented!

acrylik said...

Oh, wow, your stole is stunning. I can't wait to see it when it's finished.

dreamcatcher said...

The stole is looking gorgeous!

I got Victorian Lace Today and a couple more books this week, from amazon.com - so anyone after them may want to check it out, it takes a while to arrive but the prices are OK!

blog-blethers said...

Oh my! What a stunning stole! Absolutely gorgeous ...

Yarn It said...

Your stole is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished result. Such a beautiful design.

Badger said...

That looks so pretty, really stunning design.