Where Have I Been?
I've recently been exposed to the works of a knit lace designer named Herbert Niebling. All I can say is wow.
I had the good fortune of starting up a correspondence with a lace knitter on Ravelry who calls herself LaceFreak. She knits exquisite lace and keeps more laceweight yarn in her stash than anyone I've ever known. My original intent was to make it my business to see what she could do with some of Carol's laceweight yarn.
It has now become an obsession with one of her completed projects, called Lyra. A lace design by Herbert Niebling.
Check out her pictures on Flickr here.
Suffice it to say, that my next project...or at least one of them...will be the Frosted Fern doily, so that I can start to get used to Niebling's techniques in lace knitting.
Just as I start to reach the final repeat of the petal motif on the red lace tea cloth, I will soon have to switch to the next pattern stitch in the design.
In some ways, I enjoy going on to the next section and learning a new rhythm and pattern. In other ways, I know the knitting will get slower as I have to carefully read each instruction.
What a delightful gem I just finished reading.
Snow Falling On Cedars by David Guterson is a masterful literary piece that everyone should read. It is unfathomable to me how someone can capture the tone of a place and of a time and of a community so clearly in writing and consistently convey that to the reader.
There are some books, such as Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides that I wanted to last for ever and ever. Snow Falling On Cedars wasn't like that for me. As the snowstorm subsided in the book, it brought with it an expected end to a beautiful story.
Current Spinning (Stash)
I arrived home from the work week to find this puffy little package waiting for me.
YAY!!! No wonder it was so puffy, look at all the great BBF Roving.
This is my first installment of the Black Bunny Fiber Club. It's a blend of some special Merino and kid mohair...it's gonna spin up quite beautifully...I just know it. I rolled up the roving in a nice big ball and Nico just had to check it out.
Now I just have to clear one of my spinning wheels so I can spin up this incredible fiber.