Hi again! (I’m trying to do better at posting every week, we’ll see how long I can keep this up!)
So, earlier this week I received another parcel from overseas! Well, two actually. After getting the stitch dictionary I posted about earlier, I decided I needed a copy of the first edition as well, so I snagged one off of eBay. I probably didn’t need to – but there are a few stitch patterns in it that aren’t in the second edition, so you know – my ‘had to have it’ reflex kicked in. 🙂
1st edition. 1978.
My second parcel was my order from Saara. I ordered a couple books and some yarn while I was at it. The parcel took a bit of time to get here, but it was packaged very well and made it in excellent shape.
I’m anxious to cast on with this yarn! And the books are both stunning.
Yarn: Hea 30/2 – 100% wool laceweight, about 1600 yards per skein.
The ‘Traditions and Techniques’ book is chock full of historical information as well as stitch patterns and knitting techniques for everything from casting on to stranding, Estonian lace, entrelac and brioche, among several others.
The ‘Haapsalu Shawl’ book is a large, beautiful coffee-table quality book. It has a good section on the history of the Haapsalu shawl, with gorgeous photos throughout. The bulk of the book is the stitch patterns, and they are presented with clear and large photos and charts.I am very happy with my haul from Estonia, and am now more than ready to tackle writing my article on Estonian Lace!
On the knitting front, my lace shawl is coming along nicely! I’m not sure how much of it I’ll get done before my design yarn comes in a week or so – I’m doing a pair of socks for the next edition of Cast On, so as soon as that yarn arrives I’ll need to start working on those.
Pattern: Sacre Coeur
Yarn: CTW Hunter Yarns Sparkle Sock in color Frozen Icicles
Oh, and in case in you didn’t know – this whole month is the yarnlovechallenge over on Instagram! I’m doing my best to play along every day – check me out on Instagram, and check out all the really cool photos people are posting for the challenge!
Until next time, Happy Knitting!!