This week we ate the first of the lettuces grown on from seedlings. Odd how lettuce seems to be frost-resistant. I had thought this might have the bitter taste red lettuces sometimes have, but in fact it was tender and sweet.
This is the Spectra scarf by Stephen West. I used Noro Silk Garden Lite in an odd colourway where the second skein suddenly included a bright orange - I left it out. Now the puzzle is to work out how to wear this, as, of course, it twirls around. Looks spectacular though, and would be an ideal way to use up two skeins of lovely yarn bought on impulse.
This is Estonian lace, and even the explanations for the abbreviations had me foxed. But the wonders of the Internet are boundless. On the Ravelry KAL for the shawl, some kind soul has uploaded a little video tutorial on the unfamiliar stitches - taking the picture herself by holding the camera under her chin while filming. Truly amazing and very helpful.