Monday, April 27, 2015
These take a fair bit of time... and thread. I hope I am going to have enough white. As it is, I have used almost a full ball already.
Boredom won out and I yearned to tat more than just plain rings, though I love mignonette.
So, I pulled out Jon's book of covered rings, grabbed some new #80 - which I had to double to reach a near #30 - and some lovely teal beads...
It measures about 21/2 inches.
Feels wonderful - nice and substantial!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
This 14 inches of tatting has taken a lot of time.
Luckily, the Lizbeth thread is not giving me grief - only about
five knots in the white so far, so I cannot complain!
These were definitely crazy-making, fiddly elements:
This little monkey, usually so vocal,
wouldn't talk to me as I tatted the last few.
Friday, April 17, 2015
That is what happened to the hat.
Yes, a trivet; that hat, now a kitchen item, has already
been given to a young couple who just became engaged!
I have tried this pattern several times and it always lies flat,
never curves into a hat. I'm done trying!
Done with the thick thread too. It's a wrist destroyer!
Look at the difference: #80 compared to #12 perle:
Here is the progress of the Fikkert piece, which is S-L-O-W going.
And fiddly. Those little ovals are not fun.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Had to take a break from the biggies;the Renulek, which is very nearly done,and the Fikkert, which is awaiting my 100% concentration.
I like the fern-like structure of the long leaves and the square shape:
About a 2” square in #40 Lizbeth...last of the blue! Yay!
But, be cautioned; this is a very fiddly design.
Drove me up the wall. But so pretty.
Earlier in the year, Umintsuru posted a snowflake, here,
and it was the inspiration for mine.
The pattern is here:
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
But first... progress.
Row 9 begun:
I started the row with the linen colour quickly realizing it had to be done in gold, so I started the row anew. Better.
The bonnet? I was in the Dollar Store and saw yarn for a dollar. In my days of professional knitting, I would have layed neither finger nor hook to this lot! But, The Boss never did get her desired pink and blue cap this year, so what else was I to do?
Crocheting iis not something I choose to do anymore - in fact I hated it so much I binned the extra yarn as soon as I had finished the last stitch. Luckily it took only about an hour and a bit to get the thing done.
Little Brother will wonder where his hat is. He will be taken to the Dollar Store for a toy of his choice. He will be happy with that. No more hats
Happy International Tatting Day!