My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

Amazing Lace

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


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:


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.


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!


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:



  1. Sounds like a great book!

  2. That is a beautiful book. I read my knitting books all the time and this one is a winner

  3. Shirley Ryan says:

    I LOVE LACE!…and knitting it. 🙂

  4. Yes, please! I would love to have the lace book.
    Kathom´s last blog post ..Productive Week

  5. The lace is very lovely! I need more confidence with lace. Working on it!

  6. Fuego Azul says:

    How lovely! Lace is my absolute weakness. Thank you both for the giveaway. I would love a chance to win this!

  7. One can never have too many lace patterns!
    Happy Holidays!

  8. LaVelle Nott says:

    I love to knit lace

  9. Pick Me!!! It’s my birthday this month!!

  10. I would like the book, but I really came to look at Loki. Cannot resist the lovely pictures you post of him.

  11. I would love to win this book.

  12. Love the book, love lace especially lace shawls. And I would love the book. Thanks for the chance, H

  13. Lovely book. The lace hanky is super cute!

  14. Oh boy do I want this book. Please choose me. Please. Have a great Holiday weekend this Thanksgiving.

  15. Just when you think there’s nothing new under the sun, wham! Interesting looking book. Obviously Loki’s bowled over by it too.

  16. I love knitting lace! This looks like a lovely book.

  17. So lovely

  18. Looks like it is full of fun patterns and great info! Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. Looks like a lovely book for lace knitters new or experienced.

  20. My first lace work was a summer KAL with you a few yrs ago. I’ve recently given it to my grangirl who loved it…time to do another!

  21. You always have the best books! Love lace

  22. What a wonderful book! Thank you for the chance to ‘win’ it. I’d love to figure out the logic of lace.

  23. Suzie Picciano says:

    Ooooo Hanky Panky!

  24. Another lace book – I’m sure I need it.

  25. What a wonderful give away. I do like the lace handkerchief.

  26. Would love this book, I always have a lace project on the needles!

  27. Love lace. Thank you for another giveaway.

  28. Your description of Loki as “the little prince” made me laugh. My mother has a [huge] red tabby that my sister and I named Prince Harry for his red hair. So now when we ask about him we ask about the Prince or His Highness. They have that “entitled” attitude, don’t they?
    Cindy in Happy Valley´s last blog post ..The Summer in Review….there may have been some knitting….

  29. love knitting lace hugs and kisses to Loki

  30. I’m still learning lace knitting. Would love another book to inspire me.

  31. This looks like a fabulous book. Thanks for the give away.

  32. I love all things lace, would love to see this book.

  33. Nice patterns! I’d love to win a copy of this book. Happy Thanksgiving!

  34. Lace is probably my favorite knit. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Pretty and modern ideas. Count me in.
    Ellen´s last blog post ..My Rhinebeck Weekend

  36. It looks like a very interesting book, and your description makes me want to see more.
    Thanks for always being so generous and sharing with the rest of us!

  37. Jane Kettlewell says:

    Lace knitting is on my bucket list.

  38. I love the idea of being able to see the patterns knit up in different colorways and yarn weights.

  39. Lace intimidates me. But I want to succeed with it, it’s SO lovely. This book sounds very helpful. Thanks for the introduction.

  40. What a great book!

  41. Lace knitting is my favorite, Thanks for adding my name.

  42. Oh, wow! I’d love to make a blanket out of these Hankie Pankys…I think, that’d look lovely!

  43. Philhellene says:

    Lovely lace! Magnificent Loki, so fluffy…

  44. Would love to have this book in my library! Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. I would love to have this! Thanks for sharing.

  46. This looks like a book i need. Thanks, it is going on my Ravelry wish list if i don’t win it!

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  47. Lynne in Florida says:

    Happy turkey day, Wendy, Loki, and SO – and enjoy the long weekend!

  48. Gerstperson says:

    I’m feeling lucky