25 May 2018

Simply STUNNING

Now I really, really, REALLY wish this was my idea and my execution but it's not. It may happen sometime in the future though that I'll get round to trying it myself. 

Thanks to Patti Duff and Heidi I do have the pattern and just need to settle BC3 down to give it a whirl. 

OK, I know I've worked the pattern before but not like Heidi has with two colours. This is her work which she's kindly allowed me to blog.

Now the pattern is on page 22 of Dora Young's 'All New Knotless Tatting'. So, where do you get the book from? Well from Heidi or any of your other tatting suppliers including Tatting and Design here in the UK. 

Having recently completed this in 'just one colour' I'm going to HAVE to do the same again in two!!!

24 May 2018

Finally!!!!


I bet you're sick of hearing and seeing me fiddle around with this by now and have been put off actually making it!!! I can still see so many different colours in my stash that I could make this with but really need to get on with other things. 

Anyway, here's the link with thanks once more to Sue (Pigmini) for the name. I always struggle for names!!!

23 May 2018

CTB

Now I bet you're wondering what that means!!! Well in this household it means 'consign to bin'!!! Simple, eh?

Now what do you think is going to be CTB'd? Well I'll show you. This. 

Why? Well I'm just not happy with it and if I was to be honest I've never really been happy with it. So I'm shortly going to take it off my site BUT I am going to replace it with a much better (I hope!) updated version.

With the new version I've tried and tried to get it to work in one pass but failed dismally!!! Still it'll certainly be a lot, lot better and a lot, lot squarer too, I hope.  

Just hope that BC3 will stick with it long enough to get it done!!! I'll do two versions - beaded and non beaded while I'm playing with it.

22 May 2018

Cuff with clasps


Well in the end I decided to go with two clasps which will keep the bracelet from twisting round my wrist - well, that's if I wear it of course!!!

I did wear it for a couple of days and it really really works well. Not sure I like those clasps but as they do stay on the inside of the wrist that's fine by me. 

I'm very open to other suggestions if anybody has them. It's an ongoing problem knowing what clasps to use or make that look good and work well for an old git to put on easily. Comments on this problem will be very welcome. 

21 May 2018

Back to playing


I'm getting there slowly with the Celtic Ferris Wheel pattern!!! I've got several things 'on the go' at the moment which are distracting me from actually finishing off this pattern. I do apologise.

I'll try and get it done over the next two days. It's the fiddling around laying it out on the page and then the various links etc that have to be done that's causing the 'problem'.

Well also that and the garden taking over a bit of my life!!!! I don't 'mind' gardening but I regard it as a chore rather than a pleasure but somebody's got to do it!!!

18 May 2018

It's a BOY!


Bet you thought I'd given birth when you read the title of this blog post!!!!  Hardly feasible at the 'tender' age of 74½!!!  I'm back to knitting glove puppets again!!! This time it's a boy!!

Actually although I'm not that fond of knitting it's proving a good way to teach myself (and pick up speed) how to do continental knitting. 

As a crocheter this way of knitting makes a LOT more sense as the yarn is held in the left hand (like when you crochet) and is almost 'hooked' through the loops. 

I had a very dear friend called Irmgard many years ago who tried to teach me her continental way and I just didn't 'get' it but now thanks to Youtube I'm on a roll with it. I may EVEN start to like knitting in the end!!!!

17 May 2018

Whoops!


I'd nearly forgotten to show you this!!!  I know you've seen two before but I keep going off on another tangent to play with something else that's new!!!

It's the new design I'm working on - when I remember!!! I'm a bit of a ditz when it comes to actually finishing off things and this pattern seems to be 'one of those' that I have a tendency to forget!!!! 

Maybe my next project should be to design a BC4 as I think I need more help with just getting things finished rather than flipperty jibberting from one idea to the next!!!!

16 May 2018

Not quite finished bracelet


After you saw this post I made another 'side' to the bracelet!!! Exactly the same!!!

Now this is the reason that none of the pink rings had beads on - I knew that they would be joined to something else which is what actually happened. 

A rare day when I start off with a plan AND carry it through!!! Now I've got a cuff bracelet but next I need to tackle the fastenings. This is unusual for me. I don't like putting on fastenings afterwards but I did want a cuff that would fit EXACTLY and not keep turning itself over on the wrist.

Time for BC3 to have a good think about what he intends to do next!!!!

15 May 2018

Another crocheted puppet


Now this time I've made another puppet but again crocheted. This one has the worry pocket on too. 

Not all little girls are blond so this one's a brunette!!!!


14 May 2018

Revitalised


Well this was a struggle and I'll admit it. I wasn't really in the zone for this but when I'm asked to do something I will get on and do my best!!!  This is the pattern which you can find here but sadly these pictures aren't the best I've ever taken as they're so hard to get a 3D one right!!!  Best to look at the ones on the pattern site!!!

I decided that I'd start from scratch and just ignore the drawings that I'd done. Well that didn't last long as I quickly found that I had to do all the drawings again as they were 'pre Apple' drawings and done on a PC. Not a problem really as that's something I really enjoy doing.

So after deciding to ignore and not look at the diagrams I found that the text needed a bit of re-wording. Did that and then tried it out. WRONG!!! Big mistakes. So I finished the drawings, added them to the text and it all then made sense. Well, to me.


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