Willow Stole

Willow Stole

Originally uploaded by fireflowerknits
This is the stole I’ve been working on. It’s SWTC Bamboo, 2 skeins, worked on size 7 Denise needles. The irony is that I like it, except not to wear–it’s too narrow and I’ve realized that with an 8-month old who pulls at my clothing I’m not much of a wrap girl right now. This is really lovely silky purple yarn which I bought to wear, not to keep in a drawer. So, it’s going to get ripped and reknit into something else. But, before I did that I wanted to record what I’ve been doing with all my knitting time.

For anyone reading my tiny start-up blog at this point, some fun things from around the web:

NonaKnits Perpensockular Sock Pattern

This is a totally non-traditional sock pattern which looks like a ton of fun, although it may be a year or more before I have the time for all the grafting required. Still, I’d love to get some really great self-striping sock yarn and make myself some vertically striped socks.

SockPixie Blog with Free Sock Patterns and more
Can you believe I am the only subscriber to this feed on bloglines? She has so many neat patterns. Many of them are for socks, but there are also some really cute patterns for baby things here.

Knitting Daily from Interweave Knits
I have just subscribed to their new newsletter. The website has tons of patterns from previous issues of Interweave Knits, all free.

E-mail from Meg Swansen, and the Campaign for the Reprinting of “Knitting Lace”

This morning I recieved this e-mail from Meg Swansen. Very exciting.

Dear Saralyn,

The copyright holder is the Brooklyn Museum and I have had a number of interactions with them (alas, the author has no influence at all)

There have been several promises to discuss my offer … but there has never been a follow-up.

I last heard from them at the end of 2006 (they were going to see if the film was available from Taunton press) — but since then and my notes have been unanswered.

Meg Swansen


The occasion for this e-mail was an inquiry I sent to Schoolhouse Press about the book “Knitting Lace” by Susanna Lewis. This is a highly sought-after knitting lace reference which is sadly out-of-print and goes for upwards of $140 on Amazon.com and similar book selling websites. Meg informed me that the copyright for “Knitting Lace” is held by the Brooklyn Museum. Apparently Susanna Lewis has no say in the matter, and permission to reprint must be obtained from the Brooklyn Museum. I propose to start a letter writing campaign to persuade the Brooklyn Museum to permit Meg and Schoolhouse Press to reprint “Knitting Lace”. I have sent an e-mail requesting more information from the Brooklyn Museum, and I will post more when I receive their response. In the mean time, anyone who is interested in helping to persuade them to allow Susanna Lewis’ “Knitting Lace” to be reprinted by Schoolhouse Press, should e-mail me at fireflowerknitsATgmailDOTcom. Clearly, please replace “AT” with @ and “DOT” with .

Tilting at Windmills Baby Blanket

Tilting at Windmills Baby Blanket

Originally uploaded by fireflowerknits

This is a fun design I came up with for my baby nephew. It is multi-directional garter stitch in stripes with a simple knitted-on edging from Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Embellishments.

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