Good afternoon! Thank you for sharing some of the things you do to make your home cozy for winter. I enjoyed reading all of your comments! I mentioned to my friends at the Seasonal Delights forum that I have been knitting some lace recently. Bovey Belle from Codlins and Cream asked to see a picture, so I thought I would share a few here.
I found this book, Lace from the Attic ~A Victorian Notebook Of Knitted Lace Patterns by Nancie Wiseman at my library and fell in love. A 100-year-old leather notebook was found in the attic of a house where a Miss Blanche Beau had once lived.
Blanche had sewn knitted lace samples onto each notebook page, along with the directions. The only problem was, no one knew what her abbreviations meant! With lots of patience, knitting and a magnifying glass to see the intricate pattern details, the author of the book solved all of Blanche's patterns and translated them into the common abbreviations we use today.
Here are some small snippets I have knitted this past month...
I used size 2 and 3 knitting needles.
For thread I used crochet cotton and embroidery floss. I liked the embroidery floss because there are more colors to choose from...soft pinks and yellows are my favorite.
There is one pattern for "Fairy Lace" that I got stuck on.
The beginning of Row 1 begins with YO (Yarn Over). How do you YO without any stitches on your right hand needle. Can anyone help?
Anyways, thank you for looking at my knitted lace! I'll be back for show and tell Friday in a few hours. There will be a very special guest host this week. :0)