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Showing posts from February, 2009

Heirloom Knitting

The wool from Heirloom Knitting arrived this week. It's really nice. The merino is ev erso soft. Can't believe how fine the Grey Jamieson & Smith is; should be great for a cobweb weight shawl I have planned.

Victorian Lace Today

Bought Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby. Loved so many of the shawls and scarves. Just had to have a go. It is a really lovely book. Think the front cover isn't as enticing as it could be; but the re is plenty of lovely patterns inside. I'd hesitated about buying because I always think all things Victorian are a little heavy and well "out-dated"! However, the shawl patterns seem (to me) to work with modern clothes. There are one or two patterns I wouldn't make; but it is only one or two there are a good twenty odd that I would like to knit and wear. Ordered 3 balls of Cranberry red Heirloom Merino to make the myrtle shawl and a 250g cone of 1ply jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme in grey ( sure I can find something scrumptious to make with it ) - ordered them from Heirloom Knitting which has loads of supplies if you are interested in lace knitting. Just looking forward to getting the wool and seeing what it is like.