Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Old Shale scarf

This is my very favourite of the old Shetland lace pattersn, a simple two row pattern but so effective. I'm knitting it in handspun singles Southdown. The spinning's not perfect, but it looks OK so far.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Old dolls clothes patterns

A friend on the forum was kind enough to send me these when she was having a clearout - I think they're fabulous. I like knitting these old dolls' patterns, I find them very nostalgic, having loved dolls when I was wee. These are all knitted in 3 ply, which is still fairly easily available (if you know where to look LOL) for baby clothes and shawls. I might try and get some done for the WI market - it's a popular seller for grannies to buy apparently! Would be nice to use such old patterns again and keep them going.