I have a bad habit of buying knitting pattern books (and any craft pattern books for that matter) and then never knitting anything from them. Well, so far I’ve made two things from Nancy Bush’s Knitted Lace of Estonia and there’s loads more in there that I love. Besides which, I’d knit both patterns again in a flash.


Ruth jokingly claimed this knit even before I’d started, when I was gathering up projects to take on holidays. Well, she had a birthday coming up so I figured, why not? After marathon knitting on Tuesday and blocking under a fan all day Wednesday, I handed it over on time and it was suitably appreciated!


Yarn: Sheepaints Marisilk silk/seacell blend, from Socktopus
Pattern: Madli’s Shawl by Nancy Bush
Mods: I made it four pattern repeats wide for scarf size, and added the eyelet row to the edging which I saw somewhere on Rav and liked.


This was great yarn, and a great pattern and I would definitely make it again. In fact, it was so hard to give away that I’m considering doing another one just for me!

There has also been spinning:


This yarn is drying as we speak in this gorgeous breezy weather and I’m hoping to take it with me to Kew Gardens tomorrow on a picnic. MIL is visiting and since the weather is just about perfect we’re going to go and commune with flowers for the day.


7 Responses to “Summer Lace”
  1. Daisy says:

    That’s gorgeous!

  2. Kate says:

    It’s beautiful. :-D Maybe I could give up my rectangular lace boycott for this pattern… ;-)

  3. Jane says:

    What a beautiful piece of lace knitting!

  4. Jeanne says:

    Gorgeous! That’s on my list to make…and now I want to start it this weekend! Beautiful spinning too!

  5. The Willow Fairy says:

    Ruth is one lucky girl.

  6. Ruth says:

    Suitably appreciated doesn’t even begin to cover it!!! I was prepared to dislike my birthday this year but I think gorgeous blue drapeness broke the spell. :)

  7. Amanda Cathleen says:

    omg! Ruth is incredibly lucky! Incredibly beautiful, I love the bobbles.

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