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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Innspiration from past issue of Piecework

I keep the May/June 1998 issue of Piecework because of this jaw dropping masterpiece of lace knitting. A woman named Bridget Rorem knit this wedding veil for her daughter. It is a great labor of love. It is knit of fine Merino wool spun in Italy, weights 8 ounces, and was knit on a size 000 circular needle. It took about a year. She knit in design patterns and words personal to herself and daughter. On the fourth side she knit in the last two lines of a poem by William Yates
"I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh".

I dug that UFO black lace shawl out, Hmmmm. Where did that pattern go?


debbie said...

happened upon your blog and i know that yarn store in kailua you're talking about. also, liked your bracelet - i took that class with jamie last quarter. i got a yarn swift (mama bear) and wool winder from - peter was very nice and helpful. i didn't get a chance to use it yet though...i think i need to do it when there's no distractions... around...

candsmom said...

That is absolutely awe inspiring! I guess I must not love my kids as much as I think I do (oh great, more guilt!), because I could NEVER imagine knitting something on triple 0 needles for a YEAR!! That's true love.