I thought you might be interested in seeing two pieces, that are presently in the place of honor in my bedroom.
This is a knit bedspread that I recently got at an auction. Nobody else bid on it, because it had a tiny bit of easily repaired damage. As you can see below, I haven't repaired it yet... It's knit in a very fine cotton on very small needles. It was knit in squares and then, sewn together with the same cotton.
I'm in awe of all the work and patience that went into this work of art and I feel very lucky that I get to enjoy it!
Now, I have the pleasure of showing you one of my grandmother's shawls:
Isn't it beautiful?
It's made in a complicated hairpin lace pattern. She taught me how to do hairpin lace when I was a child. I remember that the big hairpin was fun to play with, but that doing something beautiful with it was very hard...