A touch of lace, volume three

A Touch of Lace, Volume Three $14.00 This third volume in my Touch of Lace series includes four previously published designs with two things in common: the first is that they’re all triangular shawls, and the second is that all of the yarn that I used for the models is from Miss Babs.Add to cartebook detailsSpecifications: Please view each individual …

Identity

Identity $28.00 Seven different designs, one each from seven different designers. We chose from the same two knitting stitches, and then each designed something that spoke to us. The designs are available for individual sale, or save and buy the ebook. When you buy the ebook, you’ll also get the back story on each design. Patterns are all available in …

Shoaling

Shoaling According to Merriam-Webster, “shoaling” is a transitive verb that means “to become shallow.” The romantic side of me sees much more. I see a tall ship, her sails hanging limp in the calm, fog so thick you can almost cut it with a knife, and a sun-worn sailor hanging over the bow holding a heavy line that he dropped …

Autumn Sky

Autumn Sky Warm days, crisp, cool nights. The leaves change from green to shades of red, orange, gold. The sky is so blue it’s likely to take your breath away; Autumn. Depending on the time of year, it’s either my favorite or my second favorite season. As I sit here, the brilliant blue sky is the backdrop for the changing …

Some old, some new

I had a blog post all written up, and was going to hit Publish rather soon-ish (“soon-ish” being a relative term), but changed my mind, and deleted it. Yup, I deleted the whole thing. On purpose! Poof. Gone. I had waxed eloquent about what I haven’t done this year, but that’s boring. Right? Who cares what I haven’t done. That’s …

Out with the old

I’ve been trying to blog more lately. You can see how far that’s gotten me. Perhaps turning over a new leaf with the start of the new year will help. As most people do, I grew up with the idea of selecting one or more things to do, try, concentrate on, in other words, to resolve, with the turning of …

Spinner

Late last spring I saw Twist Collective’s call for their Winter 2015 issue. It was a theme of wintery contrasts, geometric shapes whose edges were softened by drifts of snow, and accented with the sparkle of city lights and snow falling at night. The images coalesced into a feeling that I had to capture with yarn. (Oops. This doesn’t work …

Triangles

Acute, obtuse, right, equilateral, scalene, isosceles, isosceles right: these are some of the different types of triangles. Up until the release of Palace Gates yesterday, all of the triangular shawls I’ve designed have either been paired isosceles right triangles butted up next to each other with a central spine, or a simple isosceles triangle. These triangles have all been basically …

Naming party

I’ve seen these sweet little (sometimes quite large) lace triangles around the ‘Net lately that are built a little differently. They start in a corner, then grow wider along one edge, but not the other. They can be knit to any size. Sometimes they just end, other times they have a pretty border before ending. When big enough, the ends …

Loganbär knit along

Except for the little KAL I ran in early summer for my Antares shawl, I haven’t run a KAL for any of my patterns for, oh, years. I’ve been thinking for quite a while that I need to just DO it, just pick a date, jump in, and start one. But what form should the KAL take? What pattern(s) should …