Saturday, December 9, 2017

Coming out...

Of some kind of closet... LOL.

If someone tells me a year ago (or even this spring) that I will not only try bobbin lace, but grew to like it... I would have laughed at them... and laughed and laughed, as it was one fiber art I could pass without my fingers itching ("I wanna try" - No, NOT). - in fact I thought one has to be a certified lunatic to do it... However, never underestimate pride, as I started a course out of pure competitiveness (In our group I am the one who does - and pretty good at- several fibery crafts, I knit, crochet, spin, weave, sew and embroider)... when my young friend wanted to try lace, I just could not allow a green young chick to know something I don't, now can I? Accordingly, I struggled with bobbins... I planned to learn teh basics, so I could say, I know how to do it, but not really interested... yeah, right. Until I found the early Italian plaited / braided laces, and I fell in love with them. Hello, my name is Anett, and I am a lace addict. Here are bits of my progress from the first tapes...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Yet another pair of...

17th century socks for reenactment.

Yes, I know, these posts are gettingfew and far between, but sometimes life just shifts around and emphasis falls on different this... However I am still knitting, even if less than usual, and as I am getting increasingly involved with reenactment, I am making stuff for that old-new hobby, and friends involved.

Dóri, who is the leader of the foundation, and the historical dance group, asked me for a pair of socks, "Warm ones, like Judit has" ... "but could you make them red please?"

So red they are.
Pattern is like the one before, out of my head. Based on existing stockings.

According to their new owner they served her well in Groelle... where the weather was... as usual, wet an cold.

Yarn: Lana Grossa
Needles: 2.25 mm