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February 07, 2009


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donna Druchunas

Nah, you can say what it is. I told the publisher that some of the designers had shown works-in-progress on their blogs and that's fine. It's in the contract :-)

Deb Robson


It's an exactly-right-size afghan made from one of Dorothy Reade's original lace patterns. I'm having a fine time with it.

Dorothy Reade had interesting ideas about lace, and there are some quirks in this pattern that are fun to explore. (There was also one error in the chart, easy to correct.)


Save the Sheep was one of my very favorites, too. Maybe because I entered my Flying Geese scarf in it!?!

Susan J Tweit

So the afghan for Donna's new lace book, eh? How fun! It looks gorgeous.

And you've got the ship-date for Ethnic Knitting 2--yay! It's soon too. You'll have them just about when my memoir, Walking Nature Home, hits the warehouse at University of Texas Press. That's lovely synchronicity.... Congratulations having on another title close to hitting the streets!

Deborah Robson

Nancy, I remember your scarf!

And Susan, I'm looking forward to your book--have been for quite a while--and to being part of its blog tour.


Aaah, Burly Spun. I made a rug pattern because the green/purple multi/handpaint spoke to me (it whispered "rug" when nobody else in the room could hear it).

When you step on it, you might as well have a zillion little tiny soft springs underfoot. It's pure luxury.

A friend made a coat from the same stuff. She loves the coat. It's warm and lovely.

I've also worked with Cascade Magnum, which accomplishes the same gauge. The Magnum is softer at first, but it pills more; I think Burly Spun is slightly felted on the outside.

Both are very nice, with their own strong personalities. There is something great to say for projects that actually make fat yarn look good.

(I want to do a pillow with some of my leftover Burly Spun sometime. For now I use it to demo knitting to large groups, on huge needles held over my head. MUCH fun!)

Wonderful stuff, you must be having fun!



Ohhhh, so that's where you've been! Enjoy the knitting, that looks like a lot of fun. (I want to touch that Burly Spun!) I too loved the Save the Sheep Project. It really motivated me to make an itchy Portland wool sweater. :) I still think I looked like a sausage in it, but I'm thrilled it even got a mention in that project. I've signed up to Spin-Off's new site but also wonder when I'll have the time to do anything about it!

Deborah Robson

Joanne, I remember your Portland sweater also, of course! Getting your hands on Portland was a major accomplishment all on its own.

Two balls of Burly Spun to work yet (a pound).

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