Life goes on, right? That's all I'm saying.
Tuesday night I did my first program on bobbin lace making. The Prairie Weavers group asked me to give an overview of bobbin lace history and I thought I'd do a little practical hands-on as well. I love doing programs for this group, they're always so involved in the programs and ask great questions. I had a look at the tools for lace making like the various pillows and types of bobbins and then the types of lace made all over the world.
When I was at the Vogue Knitting event in Chicago last month, I visited the Habu booth because I thought I might find some interesting yarn to use for bobbin lace. I came away with a silk/stainless steel and a linen/stainless steel and a 100% ramie yarn. With lace, you need a yarn/thread that will have some structure to it, which is why linen thread is so often used.
I tried the linen/stainless steel but it didn't work. Too rough. But then I did this pattern with the silk/stainless steel and I LOVED it! It's going to work great!