Category Archives: lace

Idunn dreams of apple trees

It’s the middle of winter and the Norse goddess Idun is dreaming of apple trees in the spring. Perhaps you too need some respite from the great greyness — in which case consider casting on this cowl! Stripes, lace, and … Continue reading

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China

Yesterday I discovered AliExpress. If you’re not familiar with it, then the best description that I can muster would be Chinese Amazon crossed with Etsy — in the sense that it provides a platform for individual stores to sell, dream, … Continue reading

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Finishing objects

Do patterns count as FOs? If so then there are two new ones. The first is Fredegunda, the latest instalment in the Not Quite Samite series. Haldarsvik is the third and final shawl in the Faux Faroese series, Saltangara and … Continue reading

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And all is forgiven

You might have noticed, dear reader, that I complain an inordinate amount about the great greyness, but then the slush melts and the clouds clear and the only memory of those grim days is a project called The Grimy Scraps … Continue reading

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Retail therapy

As if you didn’t know it, dear reader — I love Easyknits.co.uk. Much love to Jon, whose offer of free shipping at the end of October prompted me to buy a skein of Splendour Lace in the colourway Cursed Treasure…which … Continue reading

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The last of summer; the first of autumn

Two new patterns today, dear reader! The first is Cherries and Fairies. Using just between 550-600 m of laceweight yarn, this lightly curved triangular shawl knits up quickly. An Estonian variation of the cat’s paw pattern gives way to a … Continue reading

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Wherein my photograph skills leave much to be desired

Spring has sprung at last, as evidenced by the grounds of the palace in town! About a week ago I finished my Gjogv 2.0 in Rauma Lamullgarn – definitely not the softest, but rustic and therefore suitable for everyday use … Continue reading

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