Wednesday, December 6, 2006
One of the most amazing items I got from this year's swap lounge at the KR Retreat actually never made it into the room. Rosi brought a brand new copy of "Victorian Lace Today". She sat down next to Clara and me when she first arrived at the retreat and just happened to mention what she had brought to give away. Luckily, Clara will receive a copy of this beautiful book as part of her job as publisher of the Knitter's Review Newsletter, so that left me to calmly (haha) pipe up and offer to take it off of Rosi's hands and save her the walk all the way over to the next room.
For any knitter who loves lace, or those who think you might, please find a chance to flip through this book. The pictures are gorgeous and inspiring!
I began my first project soon after I returned home from the retreat. I had 1800 yards of vanilla Zephyr which I had purchased online from Rosie's Yarn Cellar in late August of this year. I decided to use the merino wool and silk yarn to knit the "Beginner Sampler".