weekend trip to Avondale:
The Irish Lace Museum also has a shop crammed with costumes, bonnets, doilies and shawls – two pieces of knitting stood out – a very fine shetland triangle knit in ultra-gossamer yarn that felt like a mixture of wool and silk (unfortunately very difficult to get a good photograph):
A starched doily in a fascinating pattern which turns up on Ravelry under different names:
near the museum, Florence Court House, is open to the public.
the Chrysler, 1925:
a favourite dog:
Thanks for the comments on the last post! the Sari pattern will be published in mid-November.
Here are some pictures and history from a recent trip to County Fermanagh to see the Irish lace museum and shop.
For anyone who might be interested there’s a workshop in traditional Clones crochet lace with Maire Treanor next Saturday at the Constant Knitter, Francis street, Dublin.
My current knitting -
inspired by Indian embroideries, weaving and filigree – with stranding, intarsia and lace knitting.
The beautiful colors are from Erica at colorshift yarns – the parade progressions, with burgundy to copper and copper to koi gradations.
The dominant color pairing shifts from burgundy with magenta/pink towards bright orange with lemon yellow – I’m past the halfway mark now, and working with paprika and orange yellow.
Romeo on tour:
The sample I knit last year for Romeo (another pattern in colorshift yarn) will be at the Chicago Hilton November 1-3 with Wool & Co. for Vogue Knitting Live.
more Autumn leaves – Mini on a bridge and a Japanese maple: