fill in the blanks.
‘i really like ________’
‘i find lace knitting ________’
and ‘i approach knitting lace with a great amount of ________’.
my answers would be ‘buttons‘, ‘daunting‘, and ‘trepidation akin to fear‘,
but it’s a good guess
that heather zoppetti would be likely to say
‘lace‘, ‘exciting‘, and ‘enthusiasm‘.
review her new book,
with high hopes
that i might
and i did,
a growing interest
the fascinating realm of lace myself.
heather lays things out so clearly
that i found myself wondering ‘what am i so afraid of?’.
i mean why am i willing to rip out 12 rows to fix a cable,
but terrified of having to pull out 3 rows to a lifeline
for correcting a lace mistake?
i fear that my own misplaced paranoia is to blame.
my next step.
heather offers up
so many great options.
arm warmers are
and i have
the perfect button for
ah, back to buttons.
i love them. i have my grandmother’s old button tin
and can dig through it endlessly
which always makes me smile as i remember
these buttons which she eagerly sewed onto knit sweaters and handmade blouses.
some of the ‘everyday lace’ patterns require buttons.
official scavenger hunt question:
just how many of heather’s patterns in ‘everyday lace’ call for buttons?
which pattern of mine has the most buttons?
(hint: it has more than 20…)
have you not yet heard about heather’s clever scavenger hunt
(which could win you yarny prizes)?
the first questions were posted yesterday on amanda’s blog.
the third set will go up on stephannie’s blog on the 27th.
have fun hunting!
i’m off to find fabulous fingering weight yarn
to match this perfect button…
photos by joe hancock.