You were wondering where to buy Anu's book KiriKari and it is available from here: http://www.apollo.ee/.
You might want to look around and see if there are other books of interest as well. There are few I will want to look into.
Ice Fantasia is closing slowly. I am knitting the edging at the moment and have about 16 repeats out of 78 done. I was knitting the shawl in a good speed and the moment I thought to myself that really this is all going so well, it happened, I dropped few stitches which just happily escaped into few rows below and my heart must have skipped few beats. I am quite confident in fixing few mistakes but something this lacy with patterning on both sides and yarn that is dark blue, just made me sweat. No lifelines of course... It took few days to gather up the courage to try to fix it and I think I succeeded. I did look at it long and hard after I fixed it but as you know, you might not always find the mistakes the first time, some of them will surface at later examination but I have not had the courage to look at the spot ever since so I am little bit worried of looking at it when I finally get around to block it.
Every now and then I think about crochet and look at the patterns and wonder if I should really make a plunge into it. I have been thinking of combining knitting with crochet more and this always leads me to Korsnäs sweaters (there is a book about Korsnäs sweaters called Decorative Crocheting ISBN 951-96888-4-6) and the beauty of them. I have tried this techniques few times and every time I have loved the results. I just had to try something small and light and easy again and it resulted in this glove.
Some thoughts on the comments:
My Maia shawl is large in the pictures, and this is due to the fact that I knitted more repeats into it, up here the shawls and scarves should be well covering... Anna,
Ok, there are the dogs to be walked, the house to be warmed and the steps to be swept off snow, a drive to the town and few other things as well, so I need to go now.
Hope you have a good Thursday, and if needed, wool with you,