Friday, April 30, 2010

Lorna and Vera - Two Fearless Knitters

A while back, I got to visit with two very talented knitting friends who were traveling through our neck of the woods.  I call them "Fearless Knitters" because not only can they knit just about anything, no matter how complicated, but they managed to make it up to Lake Tahoe and across the notorious Donner Pass in a raging blizzard when many had turned back.  That's my friend Vera (the one on the left) and nothing stops her from getting where she wants to go.  Go Vera!  The lady next to her is her daughter, Lorna Miser, the founder of Lorna's Laces, the popular hand dyed yarns. 

Lorna published a book called, Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting in which she shares memorable stories, each inspiring a beautiful knitting project.  Many are made with Lorna's Laces yarn, and even though she no longer owns the company, she still works with those beautiful yarns.

Lorna was taking time on this trip to work on her new book, The Knitter's Guide To Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn: Techniques and Projects for Handpainted and Multicolored Yarn which will be coming out in the Fall. To find out more about her book, go to Amazon where you can preorder it.

For anyone wondering what happened to my stash knitting, here is a picture of the Briar Rose socks I have been working on for my husband.  The pattern is Roger by the talented Anne Hanson.


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