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Sunday, 24 April 2011

One Scarf finished, starting another

Citrine Scarf
I finished the Citrine Scarf on the ferry back to England and have started Scarf "Wide and Handsome Border for a Mantel Drape from Weldon's, Series 6, Volume 2, 1887" from Victorian Lace Today. I am using Claudia Linen Lace.( Thistle Scarf) Next job is to take a photo of the Citrine Scarf and put it in my Esty shop...That is the hardest part I never take good photos.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Saturday in Spain

Only two more days and then I set off back to England. I have done lots of knitting, one glove is nearly finished maybe I will get the other one started on the ferry back to Portsmouth.

It has been great to see my friends and catch up on what has been going on. It seems quite of few of the children I taught to french knit, do cross stitch and knit still do it. It makes me feel good that I might have interested another generation and all the tangled wool and fogging back and reknitting was worth it.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Off to Spain

I am off to Spain tomorrow it looks like the weather is going to be fantastic. I am driving down through Spain from Bilbao to Valencia to pick up some boxes I left at a friends and see everybody. I need to decide on what knitting I am going to take....
Something small to put in a bag - the May KAL for the Jewelbox Lace club will be perfect fingerless gloves.

The boat trip - finish off my Mabon shawl. I am just have the edge to finish.

Something easy for when I am catching up on the gossip. - Citrine scarf is easy.

Will this be enough? 

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Wear Shawls anywhere

I have just read this in Knitting Daily Blog. I think it sums up the way I think. Why keep shawls for special occasions?
“I have a friend who knits the most beautiful lace shawls. One day I asked her where she wore them, and she said "Oh, wherever—usually to Alberson's and Costco, actually, because I don't go anywhere fancy." I loved that answer so much—what a great attitude. Another friend who's a beader employs the same philosophy: she wears her creations with dresses and sweatpants alike.”
What do you think?