Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Everybody's making lace

Seems the spiders and I both have lace on the brain.

Not a great picture. I was having to shoot into the sun -that hot, blazing orb that is baking us. This large silky spider web was built sometime during this hot summer day. Nature's fly paper?

I took the ball of garnet lace yarn and cast on over the holiday weekend for a soothing Evelyn A. Clark shawl.

I think I know one reason why I love her triangles so much. They are so SIMPLE to get started.

Cast on 2 stitches. TWO!

In no time at all you can have the set-up chart completed and be well on your way. Before you get very many stitches on the needles you sync with the rhythm of the pattern. (Gloria Estefan was right: The Rhythm IS Going to Get You!)

I'm going with Evelyn's Prairie Rose Lace Shawl from Clara Parkes' "The Knitter's Book of Wool".

Evelyn might just be the reason I couldn't resist this wonderful book.

Moonbeam steps down the silken ladder
Woven by Mrs. Spider
To ask her to spin him a net
To catch the stars
Hilda Conkling


minipurl said...


Mary said...

Pretty yarn, pretty pattern!

YesterUkes said...

I just keep adding books you like to my Amazon wish list. Also on my wish list is getting my skill level up so that I might try one of these lovely projects.