Sunday, October 04, 2009
Barbara Walker's "Treasury" is a fantastic resource, not only for the stitch patterns but for the historical notes.
This is a pair of uneven cables, which she decribes as a kind of ancestral cable, in which two stitches are crossed behind four each time, giving a smoother, more stream-lined effect. In the centre, Jacob's Ladder, again a traditional element.
Today, I gathered what must surely be the last of the blackberries and a clutch of apples from the hedge. Carrying those and the handful of taters we had unearthed while digging over the potato patch, we enjoyed the rare October sunshine.