This week, for your appreciation, you can see a really cool book I found in a local antique shop, Janet Marsh's Nature Diary. The title caught my eye, and I grabbed it up to keep it. It is similar in some ways to the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, only a bit more modern, and set up a little different. It is still English though :) If I didn't actually squeal when I found it, I felt like squealing! The other book, the new Abs Diet for women, has been sitting in my library basket for a while.
As for my projects, well you can see I haven't got very far with my cardigan. It is in LACEWEIGHT so, not really a surprise I guess! Here is a nice closeup so you can admire the yarn. It only took me a few tries to get a good photo.
Madelinetosh's 'Tosh Lace' range. I found a lovely online shop that I bought it from- they had it shipped out VERY quickly. Eat, Sleep, Knit was their name :) and I just wanted to give them a shout out.
My other project is more experimental than anything else. I am sure many of you who crochet have seen and admired the crocodile stitch projects out there. Well one, very kind person sat through the videos and made up a free scarf pattern (ravelry link) to make one. It is a fairly easy and fun stitch, with a great ruffled texture. The yarn, which is Serenity Garden from Deborah Norville's range, is not the best for crochet, but it looks good!
Now, I finally remembered to take a photo of the 1930's lace top pattern I made ages ago. You can purchase the pattern from the Vintage Pattern Place on Etsy. If I were to make it again, I'd add an extra inch to the ribbing and an extra pattern repeat because I would prefer it just a little longer ;).
And finally, I will leave you with a couple of photos from inside the Nature Diary :) If you want to see more, you shall have to get your own copy ;)