Today is St. Lucia Day, and I’m all set.
L-B always sends me a box of goodies for St. Lucia Day, and this year was no exception. She sent me:
A tray that depicts my very favorite Carl Larsson painting. If you look at the enlarged picture closely, you should be able to figure out why it’s my favorite.
Some paper napkins depicting the jultomten with his goat, a painting by another Swedish artist, Jenny Nyström.
And a copy of the latest issue of Selvedge magazine, because its theme is Scandinavian. Thanks L-B!!
So tonight I’ll be eating pepparkakor while reading my magazine. However, I don’t think I’ll be knitting any of these dresses shown in the magazine.
I’ll be knitting lace, though.
Do you lightly steam block as you go along? for the pictures? Your lace doesn’t look wonky like my vision of most lace while in progress.
Busted! Heh! Yes, I did steam-block the start of my shawl, because I wanted to see how it looked. It blocked out so nicely with just a light steaming that I don’t think I’ll wet-block it when I finish — just a light steaming will make me happy.
You can see the difference between the blocked portion and the unblocked portion here.
Lucy is no doubt dreaming of pepparkakor.