Monday, February 16, 2009
Love is in the air
Santa was a bit delayed this Christmas. He placed his order with Amazon for Nancy Bush's latest book, Knitted Lace of Estonia, but it was backordered. I suppose demand for the book was possibly greater than expected? If so, that is entirely understandable. This is a truly wonderful book. Nancy never disappoints. The designs are beautiful, of course, and the text and history is fascinating.
It was difficult to choose a first project, but I settled on the Lilac Leaf Shawl (Ravely link). This is not a heavily nupped pattern. There is a lovely lace border, one of which I've just completed, and then a diamond border with nupps before the leaf center. The edges are straight garter stitch.
Doesn't the yarn look familiar?! Yes, it's Lacey Lamb again and in the very same color as my last Nancy Bush Estonian shawl.
I carried in my partial ball leftover from that shawl and had it weighed at my LYS. I loved knitting with that yarn and in that vibrant RED. This way I'd be assured of having plenty and perhaps even have enough for a third. Are three too many??