Thursday, 19 February 2009

Heirloom Knitting

The wool from Heirloom Knitting arrived this week. It's really nice. The merino is everso soft. Can't believe how fine the Grey Jamieson & Smith is; should be great for a cobweb weight shawl I have planned.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Victorian Lace Today

Bought Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby. Loved so many of the shawls and scarves. Just had to have a go.

It is a really lovely book. Think the front cover isn't as enticing as it could be; but there is plenty of lovely patterns inside. I'd hesitated about buying because I always think all things Victorian are a little heavy and well "out-dated"! However, the shawl patterns seem (to me) to work with modern clothes. There are one or two patterns I wouldn't make; but it is only one or two there are a good twenty odd that I would like to knit and wear.

Ordered 3 balls of Cranberry red Heirloom Merino to make the myrtle shawl and a 250g cone of 1ply jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme in grey ( sure I can find something scrumptious to make with it ) - ordered them from Heirloom Knitting which has loads of supplies if you are interested in lace knitting. Just looking forward to getting the wool and seeing what it is like.