A year ago, I first heard about a German lace knitting designer named Herbert Niebling and started trying to get hold of legal copies of his patterns.
This ugly-duckling octagon is a doily pattern called "Christel", from a collection of his designs calle Kunststricken Große und kleine Decken, available from Lacis.
I know - I meant to re-knit Leberblümchen, but I got sidetracked.
The thread is one of the vintage balls I showed last year, hanging in a net. 400 yards of ACE perle knitting cotton in grubby pale blue (grubby plainly visible under the Ott light).
I started this on four needles, but I don't like how some sections get squished when I knit an eight-section doily on four.
So I knit most of the dragon skin bag off of my 00 knitting needles and onto my 00 circular.
Poor dragon-skin! Every time I touch it, it seems like something happens: a dog munches it, my husband gets asked to deploy.
I'm starting to feel like I should have an exorcism or something for it.