The most beautiful book arrived from XRX this week: Victorian Lace Today. The photos alone are enough to warrant taking this book home for your coffee table! Victorian mansions and gardens, elegantly appointed interiors, and fabulous knitted lace stoles, shawls, and more grace its pages as well.
I am totally in love with this round pink ethereal thing, but am much more likely to knit the small scarf
While lots of the designs will appeal to teeny tiny needle knitting goddesses, there are many others for mere mortals like myself. Perhaps I'll follow Nicole's example and use one of the silk or silk and wool yarns -- maybe the stunning Karabella's cream colored Empire Silk. Wouldn't it be spectacular with the trim worked in a lace-weight mohair and the stockinette body worked in a coordinating silk...hmmm Alchemy Haiku and Synchronicity are starting to run through my mind.
As I said in the most recent e-mail, in honor of this lovely book, fingering and lace weight mohair, alpaca, and cashmere as well as selected dk weight yarns will be on sale today through next Saturday, November 18th.So, come in for 10% off Rowan Kid Silk Haze, Cascade Kid Seta, Colinette Parisienne, Alchemy Haiku, Plassard Superfine Alpaca, and S. Charles Ritratto, Artyarns Regal Silk, Fiesta La Luz silk, and Grace, Louisa Harding’s spectacular dk-weight silk and wool single ply.
And here's one last image to tempt you...
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