Yesterday was a good day for treasure hunting. At a library book sale I found a 1984 issue of "Magic Knitting." It's from a French publisher, although the magazine is in English. I was pleasantly surprised to find this doily pattern, which the magazine describes as "a bouquet of arum flowers." No attribution to a designer is given — does it look familiar to anyone? It's full of twisted stitches and mesh, which could make it an interesting project. And it's charted — hooray!
It doesn't seem like the mid-1980s was a high time for doilies, which makes this an unexpected find.
At my favorite thrift store, I found a skein of tweedy Rowanspun for $4 (original price $13.50), which will make a nice hat for someone, and six skeins of Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool for a grand $3.