Category Archives: Year of Lace 2009

Fair-ly Honorable

Our county fair was a few weeks ago, and I did something this year that I’d never done before. I entered two pieces into the knitting competition. Truthfully, it was a bit more nerve-wracking than I thought it would be. … Continue reading

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The Problem With Purple

I know, I know… it’s hard to imagine there could be a problem with such a lovely color. It has so many appealing shades, from bright red-ish tones all the way to that amazing deep velvety color which is nearly … Continue reading

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Turned the Corner

Is it possible to turn the corner on a round shawl? It’s been an awfully long time since those geometry classes in junior high, but I’m pretty sure circles don’t have corners. I’ll just call it a term of art. … Continue reading

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It’s Magic

Blocking, that is. I knit a piece of lace. Knit and knit and knit and knit. I’ll spread it out over my knee or on a table, trying to see what it will look like when it’s done. I get … Continue reading

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As I Said

No problem. Piece of cake. Never a doubt in my mind. Well, except for a terrifying 45 minutes on Sunday afternoon. I was shifting around on the couch, and the shawl got wedged under my knee. Somehow I managed to … Continue reading

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Motivation

Let’s say, just hypothetically, that you found out the local paper was going to send a reporter/photographer team to your Wednesday SnB in a couple of weeks. That they might be putting together a story about hand spinning and other … Continue reading

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Work of a Different Color

Back in November, I wrote a post about how everything in my bag that day was red. A shawl, a baby sweater, and something super secret (which is still a secret, by the way). It was interesting to me, because … Continue reading

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