Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Knitting and the Art of Car Maintenance.

I go to a car mechanic a little ways out of town. They take good care of me, and it's worth the extra few miles to get there. And wouldn't you know it. As my luck would have it, the most wonderful yarn shop has just opened next door to them!
So yesterday as my little car was getting worked on, I sat in the back corner of the yarn shop thumbing through their heaps of lovely pattern books. And I found a treasure worth bringing home: "A Gathering of Lace" by Meg Swansen (daughter of Elizabeth Zimmermann). Full of heirloom lace projects, finding this book will surely serve to enhance my own Era of Lace. Sprinkled throughout are tidbits of knitting references found in literature and poetry.

...and forward leans to catch the sight
of a man's face,
Gracefully sighing through the white
Flowery mantilla of lace.

D.H. Lawrence,


I swoon every time I turn the page of this beautiful book. I may have gotten some new ideas about how I will finish my current pi shawl. Good day, indeed.

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