Do you have Broadband? If you do, treasure it. Don’t take it for granted. Tell it you love it, every single day. Ah me, I had it and lost it. And I’m not sure it was better to have loved and lost than never to have browsed at all. I’m still fighting tooth and nail for a Broadband connection, and still suffering the agonies of slow dial-up in the meantime. It appears that this is one of the downsides of living in a sleepy old village. But I’ll win, you’ll see. In the meantime, bear with me while I’m a little less communicative than usual.
And getting all the bad news out of the way first, Sock Club will be a few days late this month. We’re dyeing it all tomorrow, so it will be ready to go out by Monday, which is the 5th. You’ll forgive me the delay, won’t you, just this one time? Yes, I thought you would.
Now then, onto better things. I’ve added a new pattern to the free patterns page. Its a pretty shawl pattern, that was one of last year’s Lace Club patterns. I’ve seen in knitted up in cobweb weight, lace weight, and sock weight, and each have their merits. It makes a great introduction to lace knitting, because its very simple, and quick to knit. I hope you like it.
I’m still labouring (in the nicest possible way) over my Forest Canopy shawl. I’m halfway through, and living dangerously, since I haven’t used any lifelines. I’d show you progress shots, but they’d look awfully similar to the last one, just a bunched up piece of crinkly knitting! Lace knitting is certainly a labour of faith. I’m loving it.
Tomorrow, some peeks at this week’s sale yarn. Lots and LOTS of pure cashmere, especially lace and sock weight. Lots of Springlike colourways. I want to keep them all…..
One last thing. If anyone out there is like me, and adores old fashioned whodunnits, you might want to look out the Miss Silver series by Patricia Wentworth. I’ve only just discovered her myself, and I’m gobbling the books up. She was a contemporary of Agatha Christie, and her books are very clever and evocative of the period, which I love. And best of all, Miss Silver, the sleuth, knits her way continuously through each book. Yes, very much like Miss Marple, but I suspect that Patricia Wentworth was a knitter in real life, and Agatha Christie wasn’t, because Miss Silver’s knitting is described in much more intimate detail than Miss Marple’s ever was. Just makes the books extra fun to read.