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A lot of the fiber arts I enjoy are things like tatting, netmaking, chair caning, and even weaving, where people will come up to me when I demonstrate and solemnly tell me, "That's a lost art."

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12 November 2005

Busy Knitting!

I have been knitting frantically on the tussah silk lace scarf to finish in time!

Here it is being grafted in the middle: garter stitch edge, ribbed center. Naturally it was only after I got to the first purl rib that I realized there was no way to perfectly graft together the two purl stitches meeting head to head. But I did my darnedest [urk, pun!], and it will be invisible from the knit side at least.

I also worked on the purple (Red Heart Symphony) scarf, which is turning into "lace sampler time." I found a nice leaf pattern in Mary Thomas' Knitting Book -- bless Dover for keeping this in print! (The grafting diagrams were exactly what I needed to see today.) Anyway, now I am thinking about lace bookmarks in fine linen thread. I made some samples out of size 20 crochet cotton, on 4-0 needles. I think either of the leaf patterns in the lace chapter will make nice bookmarks.

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