Monday, April 28, 2008

Caveat emptor

eBay auction, 'Beyer lace knitting 30 patterns Herbert Niebling 1950'
AKA, Kunst Stricken, Große und Kleine Decken 2004 edition.

, this item went for US$81 on eBay, however, it can be bought brand new from German vendors for 12.90 Euros, (about US$20.)

Inside this folder is a black-and-white glossy page booklet of designs and several worksheets for the corresponding charts. Charts for 2 designs are not included in the folder, but can be obtained through the publisher.
eta: Lacis website. updated Aug '09: Lacis website , (see Alpenrose and Farnkraut pdf files.)

Monday, April 21, 2008

This evening we had visitors to our yard - 4 of them looking for food.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lyra shawl - Herbert Niebling design

52" blocked size, 38" before

- yarn bleeds in hot water, with and without soap

- lengthened some diagonals

Monday, April 07, 2008

- sources of lace knitting patterns, some have Herbert Niebling designs - some credited some not, [*still available;]
Neue Mode 5207
Burda Special Strickspitze E418
*Lavori Artistici a Calza 11
Diana Strickdeckchen D736
*Kunststricken, Große und Kleine Decken
*Knitting Lace Designs of the Modern Mode, Book 1
Burda Special Gestricke Spitzen E903
Burda Special Kunststricken E198

OTN, another go at a diy 'Lyra,' combined charts from Federdolde and Orchidee/Alpenrose.
- 3 mm circs
- ColourMart 55/35/10 merino/viscose/cashmere
- added length to some diagonal lines, not as many as previous FO's which lay flat, but ended up with largish holes.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Niebling's Lyra, wip

- started Mar 29
- 32"/80 cm 3.0 mm Addi Lace circular and Addi Turbo
- on Rnd 92
- 150 g cone of Colourmart merino/viscose/cashmere, ruby colour
- added extra mesh rpts from Rnd 81 (to Rnd 100)