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For those of you going to Sock Summit, keep your eyes on the board for meet ups. There is a meet up scheduled for the lunch hour on Saturday at the Bar Maid's booth #400. I will be there. Also, I will try to meet up with you as best I can. Please stop me to say hello if you see me at Sock Summit...or anywhere else.
I wanted to carry Lily of the Valley in my wedding bouquet. My Tante Grete in Denmark asked all her friends to gather their Lily of the Valley in their gardens. They dropped off their flowers at her house on the morning of the wedding.
|Outside the church after the wedding
|Bob wore his hiking boots...the only shoes he had with him for our trip to Norway and Sweden.
I’ve always loved Lily of the Valley. My grandmother had them in her garden. When the first flowers bloomed in the spring she put a small bouquet in a little vase that had been her grandmothers. This black vase, which I have now, has lily of the valley painted on it. (Photo coming soon)
Kate Middleton carried Lily of the Valley in her wedding bouquet. Did she copy me?
Queen Victoria popularized The Language of Flowers where flowers each had their meaning. Lily of the Valley meant "return to happiness" or "trustworthy".
Other names are Our Lady's Tears, May Lily, May Bells, Lily constancy, Ladder-to-heaven, male lily, Muguet (French)
Became national flower of Finland in 1967
Lily of the Valley became the National Flower of Finland in 1967.
All parts including the berries and highly poisonous. It has some of the same effects that foxglove might have, another one of my favorite flowers.
By all those token flowers, that tell
What words can never speak so well. ~~Byron
Triangular Summer Shawl by Helve Poska from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush.
|Probably the best seaming I've ever done!
My first foray into nupps was the Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark. I found nupps to be tricky and sometimes I didn’t secure all the loops properly.
Here are some tips.
- When they say to knit loosely into the loop, they mean very loose. Pull the stitches out as you make them and hold them with another finger to keep them nice and big.
- After you have the required number of loops in your nupp put your free needle tip (the one that would be in your left hand) inside them and pull towards you to neaten them up.
- On the WS when you come to a nupp and all those loops have to be purled into one: This is a trick that I do that I didn’t see anywhere else. I hold the loops at the base of the nupp and pull straight down before putting the right needle tip in. Then I slide the right needle tip alongside the bottom of the left needle tip as it goes in. Once I started doing all three of these precautions, the nupps improved and got easier.
The first clip are my tips for the right side and the second clip shows tips for the wrong side of the work.
I knitted this shawl for my nephew's fiancee, Susan. Isn't she lovely? Does she look a bit like a knitwear designer we know and love?
The Blethering Room
Stephen West (Westknits) has a Mystery Shawl KAL that starts on August 1, 2011. The pattern is $4 now and $6 when released after the KAL. I jumped right in and bought the pattern. I can't resist Stephen West.
I need 3 colors for the shawl. I'm thinking some of this Quince & Co Tern would work nicely. What about Barnacle, Driftwood, and Boothbay Blue...or Sea Grass?
The wonderful music is from Lydia McCauley, Beauty of the Earth, on the album Beauty of the Earth. www.magnatune.com
Haste ye back!