I have been overwhelmed by the amount of Lavish Lace submissions that have been sent in! They are, in one word, fabulous! The designs and the colors have simply taken my breath away, and I want to thank everyone for their amazing submissions. It’s because of you guys that I keep doing what I do – working with yarn, creating fictional worlds, and finding a way to merge the two together!
I’ve also been sent some great comments about this, including this one from Caroline:
How exciting , and what a wonderful idea to use half the royalties for Carol’s estate for cancer research! The email also said you’re looking for co-author and collaborators on a second volume of Lavish Lace. I’ve never authored or co-authored a book, but I am a big fan of Cherry Tree Hill Yarn and I have designed a number of lace patterns using both your yarns and others’.
And this unique and frankly very innovative idea from Pat:
Can the Witches do time travel? What about a reverse, Downton Abbey costuming-inspired timeline? You could work backward from the more geometric (think Frank Lloyd Wright rugs and windows shapes) of the thirties back to the High Victorian of the turn of the century and before, with elaborate laces modelled on the Euopean specialty laces– Teneriffe circles, Alencon representationals, Irish Florals and so forth. Most of these laces would be appropriately knit at the finer gauges for scarves and wraps, but VOILA!) at a bulky gauge they might become afghans. There could even be a piece of Intarsia Lace using maybe Spring Frost Silver Streak as the background and one or two of the more vibrant colorways — Wild Cherry and Green Mtn Madness for example– in the motif. My great grandmother knitted borders in Intarsia Lace but I;m not sure much, if any, remains. The intarsia joins make the fabric fragile and we used to toss all the table cloths in the old wringer washers and agitate them for an hour. We’re lucky even fabric came out, let a;one the edging! Then we starched them in boiling starch and ironed them, stretching the edges into points all the while. No wonder they didn’t survive well. But made up in a nice sturdy cotton or linen yarn, an Intarsia Lace pattern could make up into a garment or a piece of household linen.
What a unique idea! Time-traveling witches! Do you think that the Potluck Witches have the ability to time-travel? And, if so, how do you think they’d use that power?
Here are some more of the beautiful submissions that I’ve received. Let me know what you think!