Category Archives: lace

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

Posted in lace, randomly adrift in time and space | Leave a comment

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

Posted in lace, shawls | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in lace, landscapes, shawls | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in lace, randomly adrift in time and space | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in lace, shawls | Leave a comment

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

Posted in handspun, lace, shawls | Leave a comment

My first project

Haldarsvik, knitted in Mirasol Sulka Legato. It only took about 2 weeks, which isn’t bad considering the arm still requires frequent rest.  Although it seems that my photography skills have not improved in the last 3-4 months, it’s done and … Continue reading

Posted in lace, shawls | Leave a comment