It’s hot and that sweater you cast on back in spring is just too heavy to have on your lap now. It’s the perfect season to knit lace. A lace project will take up very little room in your beach bag or your vacation luggage and supply you with hours of knitting pleasure for very little money.
On my bookshelf is a much-loved book about the artist Tasha Tudor, who championed the English Cottage Garden. Not chaotic, but not structured, either, a Cottage Garden done well looks perfectly natural to its setting. In honor of your Roses, Peonnies, and Dianthus, Tasha.
One of our favorite stops during our trip to Ireland was County Donegal on the west coast of the island. The steep, winding driveway to our thatched-roof B&B was covered by lush foliage and the greens of the countryside seemed endlessly varied. Slainte’
Sometimes knitting a difficult lace project feels like swimming upstream. This pink-orange colorway is named for Wild Salmon, which are mythologically linked with perseverance. Stick to it — you’ll get there, unless you get eaten by a bear.
As always these Oak Barn Merino skeins are large enough for a shawl at 90grams and 1000yds. They can be purchased using PayPal in the Lost City Knits, Oak Barn Merino Online Yarn Shop.