I have been knitting steadily on this little commission, for the daughter of a colleague. It is the back of an Aran cardigan, knitted in Jeanie, an Aran weight cotton, as the recipient is allergic to wool. The pattern, Trellis, is from Knitty, and is therefore free, for which I am grateful. Just one or two points: After the seed stitch border, no stitches are increased and the needle size stays the same. Although the side "Cables" are in fact travelling twisted stitches, the diamond cables do pull in, so the hem is likely to frill in an unintended manner. Just saying.
At the Loop lace knitting event, Franklin showed us a doiley knitted to a Niebling pattern. The discussion touched on how such items might be displayed without covering every surface in a Victorian style. Some years ago I bought this thing of beauty from a flea market in the Auvergne. It was stitched to a round of backing paper which had become silvery-grey with age. It cost me three Euros. I have mounted it on blue card and used the simplest of clip frames to display it in our spare room. I feel it has a graphic quality to it, which I love.
On the opposite wall hangs a piece of bobbin lace made by my husband's aunt, Hilda Tye, from a paper chart which we bought in the lace centre in Puy en Velay on the same trip to France.
Jean wrote on her blog of wanting to create something to remember the lace knitting class with Franklin. I was very taken with his knitted samples, including a white strip sampler of lace patterns. I am minded to make one of these, continuing the block knitted in the class and using the same cream yarn. We'll see.