Thank you, IsDihara!
Remember 'D' at Ambitatterous offered to give away some of the vintage Star thread that she got on eBay? Well, I said I would be happy to try some and ta-da! Here it is, just in time for me to add an edging to the second hat I am crocheting for Mini-Boss.
I am going to try out one of the vintage shuttles that Mary gave me. Vintage thread deserves an old shuttle!
The first cap, the coming home hat, is finished. I put the heart on upside down; it is just basted for now, as I am thinking I might prefer it this way. I kinda like it this way!
As far as beads and toddlers are concerned, for all you worriers out there - and I do appreciate the concern - there will be no toddlers near this hat for a newborn!
The brothers of this baby will not have access to the hat and the youngest will be two and a half! Also, their mom, my daughter, is as eagle-eyed and protectively fierce as I was!
Update on the border: yes, the hook-pen is helping me speed right along on this hankie edging! Pretty isn't it? I do mean the edging and the pen!
Sherry has come up with a great idea here! I love this little gadget. Check it out at LadyShuttleMaker's blog
Lastly, a new obsession (oh, NO!)
I LOVE Celtic Tatting
This little number represents about five, yes, FIVE, or even more, hours of vicious hair-pulling, outrageous cussing, and adolescent foot stomping; plus, I lost my temper.
Thanks to Ann, over at the Nifty Needle, who held my hand and talked me through the roughest bits, I was able to get through what is probably a not very difficult pattern and technique . But it was Mount Everest to me! Thanks Ann!
The great thing about persevering in this instance is that I find I absolutely love this type of tatting. I like the way the chains curl and the way the process feels as I was tatting . Ah, well, we shall see.... So much to do....Anon,