Thanks for all your wonderful comments about the new book. I love hearing that some of you have received it and have already identified some “must-make” designs. I’ll be honest — this book took a lot out of me, so I am so very very happy to hear that so many of you are pleased with it. Very.
There is a new group on Ravelry for this book, btw.
A bunch of you commented on and asked questions about the ring I showed in yesterday’s post. It is not vintage, but brand new. I bought it from Bimonte. They are in Italy, but if you email a query, you’ll get a very nice response in excellent English. You won’t find my ring on their site because it was a one-of-a-kind, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be making more similar pieces.
I have a particular fondness for cameos of subjects other than people, and found this website via an extended google search late one Saturday night. They will size your ring when you order it (there’s a place in the online ordering process to leave them a note) and the ring ships via FedEx a couple of days after you order it. I had mine within a week of ordering.
Here’s a traditional cameo brooch that I possess:
It is well over 100 years old (it belonged to my grandmother and most likely her mother before her) and the lovely lady depicted is Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. Isn’t she fabulous?
Back to knitting, I have made some progress on the second half of the stole.
And I’m thinking about my next project, which will not be socks, nor will it be a shawl or stole.
Whatever am I thinking?