Monday, February 23, 2009
At our tatting class on Sunday, we are working on a medallion that has two colors. The pattern we are using takes a bit of thinking so I'm progressing confidently slow (if that makes any sense). I've also started the 'Be-Stitched' doily in a smaller, white thread and it looks really lacy. I got quite a bit done while my family and I were watching the Oscar's last night! Pictures to come! Bye for now!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
I picked up a cold on Tuesday so while I haven't been feeling real good I started a doily for my mom from a pattern that I found on Be-Stitched.com (http://www.be-stitched.com/momspinkdoily.asp). The pattern calls for size 12 yarn, but I have this really pretty yellow thread in a size 3 so I decided to use that (my mom and I think it looks nicer with a 'bulky' thread) It's a really easy pattern so I'll probably make another one in the size 10 that I have. Maybe I'll make it in the orange variegated Flora like the coaster!!
We start tatting with two colors on Sunday and I think I'm going to use white and a variegated purple for our in-class medallion. I hope our class doesn't get canceled because are supposed to get an absurd amount of snow tomorrow. The weather people forecasted something like 6+ inches!!! and it was just starting to warm up and feel like spring!!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday was our first tatting 2 class. The sun was out and it was lovely. We made a coaster with a simple edging. For this class I picked a cool looking orange thread. It makes my coaster have a sunflower effect.
I also got a new shuttle with this class and mine is a lime green Lacis. Next week we are going to make a snowflake with two colors. I've picked out a purple variegated and white. I'll post as that comes up! Toodles!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This morning I started the first round on my doily and there are Reverse work rings and a ton of picots. So I needed a way to measure and make sure that they were all the same size because I'm not that good and winging it yet. I took an old gift card and cut it to different widths (S, M, L, XL), then punched a hole in the top and fastened them all on a paper clip. "Necessity is the mother of invention!"
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here is my finished hankie! it looks so nice!
I've started a doily but am having a bit of difficulty reading that pattern. The chain for the inner round reads: C4x5. Does that mean four ds between 5 picots or 5 ds between 4 picots?!? i can't tell from the picture because it's a copy. The pattern in on page 77 from the book Tatting patterns and designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson. It's on that i borrowed from Sara. Anyone have any thoughts???
Monday, February 9, 2009
Our tatting 2 class got canceled yesterday so i have another week to finish my hankie. I only have about 6'' to go! My fellow tatting friend Sara (http://currentlytatting.blogspot.com/) lent me a couple of books that i made copies from so I've started a large doily. I'll keep my blog updated as I finish that. But nothing else to report...
Tatting all the way!
Tatting all the way!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I'm wrapping up my hankie edging so I can bring it to class on Sunday. It looks really nice! I tried a ornament pattern that I got off the Internet and it ended up being too big for the ornament I bought. I can't tell how big my ornaments are because I measured them and the diameter came out way too big. I'll see if my knowledgable friends can't help me out! I got the ornaments on sale at Hobby Lobby for $.49!!! Gotta love after Christmas sales!! I'll keep you posted!