Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I received the most wonderful gift from my Secret Pal yesterday - my own copy of Victorian Lace Today! Every time I go to the bookstore, I thumb through this book, but I've always refrained from purchasing it. And now, I don't have to! This book is so unbelievably gorgeous, and I'm already making mental notes of the patterns I want to try out. My Secret Pal also revealed herself as Alexis of The Longest Yarn. Alexis, I have been so spoiled by you, and I've loved every bit of it! Thanks so much!!!

Alexis's gift couldn't have come at a better time, too, since I've become SOOO into lace knitting. I'm enjoying the Mystery Stole 3 KAL a lot more than I thought I would. Since I'm going to be out of town for the rest of the week and didn't really want to travel with a cone of laceweight yarn at my side, I worked overtime on MS3 over the weekend and got through the second clue. Here's how it looks:

I was so worried when I joined the KAL that I wouldn't be able to hack the lace knitting. And I don't necessarily expect to stay this on top of the clues as the KAL progresses. But I find that I really enjoy the challenge of lace. And I love how it is turning out. So I definitely see more lace in my future. And now, I have an excellent source for patterns and ideas!


Knit Mongrel said...

It's stunning... and I'm only on row 130. I can't wait to finish Clue 2! See ya tonight. :)

Zonda said...

Looks lovely! I like that color! Go You!!