Monday, March 22, 2010
A Little French Vintage
I've been turning these pages with wonder. It's like magic - a window into a previous era of French fashion.
The pages are yellow and frail, but, oh, I just smile as I look at the illustrations!
My French is not strong, but if I arm myself with a dictionary, I should be able to make out most of the articles!
In the meantime, I've put down all lace knitting for a spell. I read this post a little while ago and it stayed in the back of my mind. I've got fantastic lace and cables on my needles and I am a girl who likes to have multiple projects on the go so that I can pick and choose what I feel like knitting, but yesterday I realised... my brain is tired. I spent several days struggling with exhaustion that I couldn't understand. Then I thought - I'm writing a lot. So I'm engaging in a nice 'holiday' with plain knitting in pretty colours. Now when I pick up the needles, I relax. My brain needs that. It's okay. I will return to the lace later.
Because I am loving the Evenstar Shawl! It's just that there's just one stitch left to make a ssk, so I'm pretty sure I did something wrong in the last row...