This is Just-spring around here--from sunny 80 degrees F two days ago to mid-40s and blustery with chill-you-to-the-bone rain today. The best I can offer is last fall's leaves and mossy muck. But there is hope--flowers are poking up; we're on the upswing.
Borders are sewn on the wonky quilt and are looking much better. The backing fabric is seamed and ready to go. But the latest setback (and it seems that there always has to be a setback) is that I have no quilt batting the right size. This will entail a 40 mile round-trip drive to remedy. And that's not going to happen today as I have to represent the library at a business function tonight (and miss my monthly Seams group get-together too, I might add).
I finally received my copy of Lace Style by Pam Allen and Ann Budd.
(After putting in a pre-pub order from Amazon, I was not happy to see it in stores weeks and weeks before I received my copy.)
I have to say I was not as blown away by this book as I expected to be. Many of the projects are garments and I just don't care for many of them. I don't like shrugs at all, at least not for me, and I doubt I will ever make a knitted tank or camisole top or leg warmers. I don't immediately see several projects I want to make, as was the case with Scarf Style. This cover sweater is interesting, and after this past year's Christmas knitting, I think I have mastered the feather and fan. But would it look as good in real life? Not so sure.
BUT--sound the trumpets--Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby!!
And she uses the old words, like fichu. The idea of a young 21st century woman sauntering along wearing a fichu, is just too charming. Many, many scarves and shawls from the approachable to the way-beyond.
OK. I'm writing this at work. This morning is Preschool Storytime and a gigantic pile of picture books is tottering in our Returns area, waiting to be checked in. I'd best get to it.