When we asked Lucy to contribute to The Book of Haps, I knew she’d create something really special. Combining cables and lace in an intricate but highly structured way, Lucy’s Uncia hap is a breathtaking example of her signature style.
The hap echoes the cathedral architecture that inspired it not just in the lines and motifs that criss-cross its fabric, but in the overall effect of the design, which powerfully suggests grace, delicacy, and strength.
The shape of the hap is one-twelfth of a circle, the Latin name for which is Uncia. As it was the first one-twelfth-shaped hap I’d seen, I was intrigued by what a wearable shape it proved to be!
We shot these photographs with Lucy above the streets of her Edinburgh home on Calton Hill.
I did the styling, and yes – Lucy is sporting another Cabbages and Roses coat (of which, now I come to think of it, you’ll see five among this book’s photography, one of which is Donna’s own from yesterday). All I can say is that I clearly have an obsession, which has been happily fed over the years by eBay.
I just love Tom’s photographs of Lucy, and think they really illustrate the wonderful complexity of the “Pebble Beach” shade of Fyberspates Vivacious 4 ply she chose to knit her hap.
We also thought you’d like to know about a wee launch and signing we have planned for the book in Edinburgh, at Kathy’s Knits, on June 11th.
I will be there, with my co-editor, Jen, and at least two of The Book of Haps’ other contributors (Gudrun and Lucy) as well as my pal Mel. We would love to sign your copy and chat about the book, so please drop by if you can!