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.
Posted by stringplay at 8:03 PM