Saturday, June 16, 2018
here. It's a good pattern for emptying shuttles, since it doesn't use a lot of thread. Though it's important to heed Carollyn's advice and leave a long enough thread for the padding. I was a bit mean the second time round, and it shows. The bottom fish is not as neat as the top one because I struggled to hold the inner threads in place. Thanks Carollyn, it's a lovely pattern.
Friday, June 15, 2018
here on Carollyn's blog, day 2 of her tat-along. Funnily enough, I noticed a similar structure on a Japanese blog the other day, using small rings rather than beads - here. Both give a bigger 'triangle' than just three beads or rings.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
here. It's a small project, the perfect diversion from my crochet.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
link to a Wikipedia entry for it. They grow a lot of pecans there, most of which are exported to China. As a local, it's possible to get hold of the best quality if you know who to ask! Perfect for pecan pie.
Monday, June 11, 2018
I am making progress on the top, I've got to waist level:
Friday, June 8, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
On Tuesday we had an 'information day', where experts gave us tips for the competition articles. The crochet fundi says an evening top should be in black or red, or perhaps grey. Hmm. Apricot not on her list!
One of the examples shown on Tuesday used an interesting asymmetrical shell pattern. I made a sample of it in the hope that I will remember it: