Glow Tats

This is a journal of my tatting and other needlework adventures. Oh the picture isn't me, it is my fairy me, the me that can fly off in to the woods, forget all my troubles and tat pretty lace all day

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Motif 16

Yes, I know I'm should be finishing this same doily I started earlier in a variegated yellow orange, but I was helping a friend get started on one for her and my sample just took on a life of it's own. The new shuttle was a what I gave myself as a consolation for not being able to go to Lafayette Lace Day. It's one of Sherry's ceramic shuttles, love the colors, had to file it with the sandpaper she sent to get it to take the size 40 thread. I didn't expect the ends to be that nice and tight, well as you can see, haha, it seems to tat very nicely. The next row is the hairy row, all the threads poking out to mark the following row's joins, I sort of like it at this stage and might just see where the design leads from here.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Motif 15

I purchased three inexpensive ceramic eggs at Hobby Lobby, $1 each, thought I'd cover them with tatting for my Easter basket. This motif was going to be one side, top or bottom for an egg, but the three rows of chains I like so much, make it not want to mold around the egg. These kind of design issues can put the whole project on the side line, or as a knitting friend says, she puts her projects in the time out chair, where they get punished for not behaving. Now I think it will become two projects, a small doily or coaster and then a restart fresh for the eggs, maybe next Easter.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sarah's Bag

This is Sarah's first hand spun yarn . She handed it to me and said "knit something with it" So here it is finished, a bag to hold projects, yarn, or unspun fibers. A basic circular bottom, straight sides, reduce stitches slightly in last round and then add a 3 stitch I cord edge for stability and handles. A simple no brain no pattern fun knit. Her multi colored batt made pretty yarn and striped nicely in the bag. Normally I would felt this kind of a bag but with her handspun I really wanted to save the look and texture of the original yarn.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I'm Backkkkk

Ok yea I've been back from Vegas a long time, but just haven't gotten back into my routine of blogging. I knitted those socks, partly, while lounging at the pool at the tropicana, ahhhhh, warm sunshine, very nice! See who wanted in the picture, hehe. Elwood plopped down on me for a snooze even before I could get the camera focused, silly cat. Elly is a big baby. Oh the trip was fabulous, we did nothing of redeeming value, played slots, some blackjack on a machine, hung out, had a few drinks, laughed lots, and behaved badly, great fun, great friends.
( yarn was a cheap wallymart, crochet thread, it knitted nicely, colors pooled instead of striped, wants to fuzz slightly but would use again)