When I first got my copy of Tudor Roses by Alice and Jade Starmore, I spent weeks just reading it and looking at the pictures. I mentally knitted several designs before deciding on "Margaret Beaufort." Don't tell the authors, but I bought some lovely, yet affordable acrylic (Alice just fainted) yarn--Lion Brand's Heartland. It's soft and the blended colors are nice. And if I really love this sweater I will go on some day to knit it in authentic wool from islands off the Scottish coast like I am supposed to do.
Having posted this picture, I will now feel some pressure to get to the blocking and sewing. Not today, but soon. I will keep y'all posted!
With leftover yarn from my Blue Variant of the Dr. Who Scarf, I made this hat inspired by the big, slouchy shape of Scotty's hat from the first of the new Star Trek movies. All the garter stitch in this cuffed slouch hat make it super cozy warm. I used the gray and two of the blues from my scarf.
Next winter I will dress up my navy blue coat with this Star Trek/Dr. Who combo.
Even though the Twilight movies are old news by now, those movies did have some great knitwear in them--thanks to the cold, damp climate of Forks, WA. I found this pattern on Ravelry and want to thank the blogger for crocheting this Carlisle baseball scarf lookalike:
Perla Phillips has a secret. Unfortunately, she suffers a stroke around the time she thinks she ought to disclose her secret to her daughter. Will the family be able to unravel the secret with the clues they find around the house as they care for Perla, quilt together, and deal with some church drama? Author Sarah Loudin Thomas has crafted a beautiful story.
I received a free copy of A Tapestry of Secrets from the publisher for my honest review. You can get your own copy here.