Saturday, August 23, 2008

Bits and Pieces

Some days, it's difficult to start a post. Today is one of those days. I have been knitting, but feeling like I'm not making a whole lot of progress. The fourth of four edging strips is almost complete and that means I can start on the back of the dress. I'll probably have it (the strip) done this afternoon.

I have knitting related stuff to tell you, though. Yesterday, I went to the Bibles for Missions thrift store (it IS almost next door to where I work, after all) and found this...


It's 10 balls of 100% unbleached 4 ply knitting cotton. The bag has never even been opened! There was another bag with 8 balls and if it's still there Monday, I'll likely buy it as well. This bag was $7.50. The yarn is made in Holland and each is 100 grams. I'm not sure yet what I'll do with it, but I couldn't pass it up at that price. A cotton shawl (or two or three) perhaps??

As well, last week I ordered a book through my local yarn shop. I picked it up this morning. When I first read about this book (booklet, really) on Ravelry, I decided it was something I could use. Now that I have it, I know I'll use it.

knitting triangles

It's "Knitting Lace Triangles" by Evelyn A. Clark. It's not a big book, but there's a lot of good information in it. There's also been some thought put into it; it's spiral bound, which is always a good thing for a reference type book. So far, I've skimmed through the book, but am looking forward to delving into it some more.

And now, I'm off to finish the fourth edging strip and get the second part of the dress started.


  1. Great find, Ev! ...... on both the yarn and the book..........

  2. Great find on the yarn! I think I'm a little jealous :)

    I've heard good thinga about that book, though I have yet to look through it myself. I'm thinking it will seduce me right quick when I finally do get to take a gander at it!