My current work in progress:

1. Claremont, designed by Laura Chau, knit from Feel Good Yarn Company SilverSpun Sock on U.S. size 6 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.


Another blog silence, though this one was not due to fun, rather, to flu. But I am alive and for the most part recovered!

The winner of a copy of the eBook of Amazing Lace, by Sharon Mooney and Cheryl Potter is Rosane, who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway. I have another cool book to review, with another eBook giveaway, so check back on Wednesday.

And guess what? I finished Claremont! This is knit from SilverSpun fingering weight yarn, and it is wonderfully soft!

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Here is a photo of it being worn. Be gentle — I took this while I was recovering from my bout with the flu.

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(Do you like my stylin’ pigtails?)

I used mother of pearl buttons that match the yarn color very well:

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And here is a close-up of the front band.

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And here is the Little Prince, worn out from play!

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Amazing Lace

As promised, here is a review of another great book I received.

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This is Amazing Lace, by Sharon Mooney and Cheryl Potter, and it is available in both paperback (Amazon link) and eBook (Ravelry link) format. This is a collection of 13 lace patterns. The patterns are designed by Sharon Mooney and are knit in yarn dyed by Cheryl Potter.

This is not just a pattern book: there is a huge amount of great information included for beginner and more experienced lace knitters alike. Each project contains extras: comments from the dyer, swatches knit in different colorways (for example, variegated versus solid) and on different needle sizes, a detailed step-by-step tutorial for working short rows, unblocked versus blocked pieces, etc. A lot 0f the “logic” of lace is explained, and I think this is hugely helpful for a knitter who is just beginning to delve into lace knitting.

The patterns themselves are lovely and include large clear charts. My favorites:

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This is “Entre Nous” and I think this is the first entrelac piece I can honestly say I love. I love the combination of solid plus variegated colorways.

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This is “Feeling Groovy.” It’s a rectangular wrap that is pretty easy to knit and is done in several colors. It would be really fun to come up with your own color combinations!

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And this is Hankie Panky, a handkerchief knit from lace weight yarn and lightly beaded. Wouldn’t this make a great wedding handkerchief? So many possibilities using different colors and beads!

The publisher has authorized me to give away a copy of the eBook to one of my readers. Who’d like it?

To be entered in the drawing for a copy of Amazing Laceplease leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Sunday, November 22, 2015. The random number generator will select a winner.

Meanwhile, here is an overhead shot of the Little Prince:

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Still Here


You may have noticed that I took a bit of a blog break. I had a friend come to stay with me for a week so was too busy having fun to remember to post to the blog! But life is back to normal now. First things first, the winner of a copy of the Spilly […]

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I’ve Got My Mitts On a New Book


First things first, here are Dottie and Inga in their November outfits. They are dressed as pilgrims. For their dresses I based them on Julie Williams’ Seasonal Dresses Pattern that fits all her little critters. I winkled together the rest of their outfits. I used leftover fingering weight wool. Next, we have a winner for […]

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Crazed Scandinavian Cowl Kit Giveaway


Thank you to everyone who has bought my Crazed Scandinavian Cowl from my Ravelry store. I’ve decided to extend the reduced price through Wednesday, November 4, so you can get the pattern for $3.00 until Thursday, November 5, when it will go back to the regular price of $5.00. In celebration of the pattern release, I have […]

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