Everyone has their favorite lace needles, but these are mine. And Addi makes them better by the year, tweaking here and there even though I was very happy right from the start. In my view, the best tips for digging into stitches, and the best finish for hanging on just right to most lace-knitting yarns.
This yarn is divine. I'm only partway through one shawl Margarethe from Vintage Modern Knits and realized I would need to have more of this in my life. Want to treat yourself or someone special? You can't go wrong with this yarn.
Love this yarn for shawlettes! The yardage gives a comfortable safety margin on most shawlette patterns, and can quickly get you to the yardage of a bigger project. It feels a little crunchy in the hand, but has a lovely grab when knitting lace no slippery stitches! and softens out beautifully in the blocking.
I love this yarn. I buy it over and over. You can knit it down to fingering and up to DK I personally can't get it to worsted gauge, but I know some people can, it washes and wears like a dream. Almost silky in the hand, even though it is pure wool. Whenever I am totally taken with a Lorna's Color of the Month and can't decide what to do with it, I just order two skeins of this weight. It always turns into something fabulous.
I adore this bag, and I speak as someone who owns more knitting bags than any human being should. Even my husband, who barely notices knitting bags despite their constant presence in our home, noticed and approved of this one. It isn't full of zippers and snaps, so if you're looking for a bag to act as combination purse/knitting bag, this isn't for you. But it IS big enough to contain a whole project, nice wide opening, it has enough pockets to handle things like fair isle projects, and the drop length on the straps is perfect. It is the perfect compromise for those of us who are more basket than bag knitters. And it is pretty and sturdy enough that yes, I can see using it for something other than a knitting bag. If I ever run out of projects, that is...
This baby blanket was a delight to knit. Although I was sceptical of the eyelets they really helped the body of the blanket sail along, and the finished result was adorable. The recommended yarn (BSA Hand-dye Worsted) is well worth buying; it is SO soft and pudgy; you really feel like you're making something for a very special baby! Do note that there are some corrections for this pattern on the BSA website (7 skeins, not 6, for one thing) and if you are substituting yarns, you want a bulky weight that knits up at 3.5 stitches to the inch, despite the somewhat misleading label of "Worsted" in the recommended yarn. This may become my signature baby gift...at least for baby girls! (The ruffles are deep and lush, so it's a rather girly blanket.)