I’m recreating my own baby blanket. It’s done with hairpin lace strips. It’s easy, kind of boring, but I like the finished product and I’m using free yarn. I have googled the subject and found a lot of useful information on the internet. Here is the basic strip:
Basically you are using the hairpin tool and wrapping the yarn around it over and over, and doing a single crochet stitch with each wrapping. I put a guideline (ie piece of string) on each side of the hairpin tool so that it got integrated into the strip. That’s important because it helps keep the strip from twisting and makes it easier to work with. I just learned about it and it is so very very helpful!
After you do the correct number of loops and single crochets, you put the strips aside and then weave them together.
Ta da! I have about 19 strips to go. I’m using really old sport weight acrylic yarn.
I just splurged and bought a stained glass image of the Holy Spirit for my window. I’ve always wanted an image of the Holy Spirit as a dove with wings outstretched, like the one in St Peter’s. This image is quite different, although the idea is similar. I like it.
I ALSO got a reproduction of an icon. This one crafted by an iconographer who lives in California. I need to take a better picture. It is about 8 x 10 and I like it too. It’s shinier than it looks in the picture.
Sunset… but this is facing Northeast… I didn’t really understand how it could be so bright when the sun was setting way off to the left. Pretty, though.