I can be contacted via FaceBook by clicking HERE or amante dot de dot la dot polilla at gmail dot com.
I've written a hand knitting pattern for the Dale of Norway Peace and Bogstad knock-offs: Abbie's
Pauper Sweater pattern. Skill level is advanced. Price is $12. I can be contacted via FaceBook or my Wordpress blog.
Information about the original Knitting Fever Lace Top is HERE. My re-design corrects errors, eliminates unnecessary seams,
replaces open work on lower bodice with cabled vines, and greatly expands the quantity of differing sizes that can be made, as the original pattern
only provides two sizes.
I took up hand knitting in 1981 because I wanted things that I could not afford, so thought
I'd try making them. I surprised myself with the discovery that I have a knack for this, much to my delight! Because we manage our money
carefully, I determined that I would not make this an expensive hobby, but rather an inexpensive way to provide clothing for my household,
so I have not taken expensive classes nor purchased many books. In fact, I own one reference book, and belonged to the Knitting Guild
just one year -- to complete two master courses. I have honed my craft through personal effort and discovery, and am passing such to other
knitters via my publications.
My personal preferences fall into the traditional realm: Fair Isle, Norwegian, Aran, Guernsey,
Argyle, Shetland. I have made sweaters, shawls, socks, hats, mittens, doilies, lace things, cable things, multicolored things. In so doing,
I have discovered, invented and researched a multitude of techniques for producing professional quality garments.
I've added photos of some of my finished projects, above.
I love to do needlework, draw and paint, sew, make music, wire wrap gemstones, raise wild
silkmoths, but there is something much more precious than all of these -- the Lord Jesus. Without Him, I can do nothing at all. Even in
my fiber art endeavors, many times when I have faced a challenge that seemed to be insurmountable, I have prayed and Jesus has actually
given me the solutions. He is faithful in every area of my life -- even in insignificant things like knitting!
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