Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yarnalong: Lace and John Donne

I'm still plugging away at the cabled kilt hose for my husband, but when it comes to pictures, I have to show off some lace I just blocked:

eeee! so pretty! This is the first time I've successfully knit lace (other than the very, very simple pattern on my Sunday Swing socks) and I'm so happy with it. Especially given that while I worked on it, it looked like this:

But after blocking? Look at how it opens up!

Seriously, blocking is magic.

As for books, I'm reading John Donne. He's my favorite poet, but I realized that when it comes to his poems I've stuck to just reading, well, my favorites. So I'm reading all of him. And I discovered that he was actually once part of a military voyage, I think with Drake (my book's upstairs on my nightstand, so I can't fact-check that right now). But, weird, eh? The reverend Dr. Donne? Batter-my-heart-three-person'd-God Donne? Wrote a bunch of poems home to his friends about how awful it was to be becalmed in the middle of the ocean.

The more you know, I guess.

Anyway, more yarn-y and book-y goodness over at Ginny's place!

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell


Leslie said...

beautiful lace, and yes, blocking is marvelous.

flyingjen said...

Oh my that is beautiful! Isn't is crazy how blocking opens all of those little openings. I had no idea until I had blocked a shawl at Christmas!

Charis's Mum said...

Lovely!! It's amazing how blocking can make knitting much more beautiful.

Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

That is so lovely! Thank you for sharing your work.

Jessica Snell said...

Thank you, Ranee!