May 25, 2009
We recently had the warmest day of the year so far so I took my bobbin lace pillow out to the porch and enjoyed the sunshine.
I finished the bookmark over the weekend while camping and already have another one started so I can build up my stash.
The pattern is by Lacy Susan and the thread is size 70 Venne Colcotton with a Gold Rush gimp. It’s a pretty mossy green.
May 18, 2009
I’m planning to go to the IOLI Convention (International Old Lacers Inc.) in Los Angeles this summer. So, I thought I should have something lacy to wear to the banquet on the last evening. That’s the time that everyone wears the lace they’ve made, purchased, or collected. I thought a lace shawl would be too ambitious to finish before the end of July, so a lace scarf or stole would be perfect. After searching around, I found this Lily of the Valley Estonian lace knitted scarf. (It will look better when it’s blocked.)
Then I saw this sweet little pattern called Summer Lace Shawlette that I got from Knitting Daily. It’s just a small shawl to throw over your shoulders and I thought it would be perfect for sitting in those overly air-conditioned classrooms during the convention. And, I had enough of the yarn in my stash, so I started it this weekend as well.
And, while I was admiring it and taking the photo I saw (gasp!) a giant hole in the stockinette area that goes over the shoulder! Yes, this is lace, but there shouldn’t be a hole there in that spot! So, I’ll be frogging back several rows.
I’m mad at the shawl right now. I think I’d rather put this project down for now and go wind bobbins to make some more bobbin lace bookmarks.
May 11, 2009
Especially to the new mom, Kristi, for whom I made the blankie. It’s so cool here she may even still get some use from it!
And to my mama and grandma for whom I made some tatted pendants.
I have a new project started for myself, but it’s not fit for photos yet. Maybe after tonight…