Friday, October 9, 2015
Ring Only Earring
Load 9 beads onto the shuttle. I used a starlit shuttle that comfortably holds the beads.
NB : when working a ring(R), the bead is put onto the back of the hand before starting. When working a single shuttle split ring (SSSR), the bead is not put onto the core thread but moved into position from the shuttle thread at the right time.
R 1 (with bead on core thread): 8 ds, picot, 8 ds cl (close) [hide the beginning thread inside the first half of the ring]
SSSR 2: 8, move bead from shuttle to top of ring, finger tat rest of the ring, 4 very small picot (vsp) 4, cl.
R 3 (bead on hand): 4 join (+) to vsp, 4, + (R1, next to bead) 8, cl.
SSSR 4: 8, move bead into position, finger tat 4, vsp, 4, cl.
R 5 (bead on hand): 4 + (vsp) 4 + (space between R2 and R3), 4 vsp 4, cl.
R 6 (bead on hand) 4 +(vsp) 4 + (loop of thread over bead in R 3) 8 cl.
+ join the shuttle thread to the space between R6 and R5.
SSSR 7: 8, move bead into position, finger tat 4, vsp, 4 cl.
R 8 (bead on hand) 4 + (vsp) 4 + (space between R5 and R4) 8 cl.
+ join shuttle thread to space between R7 and R8.
SSSR 9: 8, move bead into position, finger tat 8, cl.
+ join the shuttle thread to the middle of the thread over the last bead.
R10 (earring hook on hand): 8, picot with earring hook, 8, cl.
Make another one the same!
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
Sorry about yesterday's strange post. The computer wasn't working, so I thought I'd create a post on my phone. Mmm, no, that was a mistake. Here is the chart for the sock pattern I'm working on now. And here is the inspiration for it, a zebra who was once part of our family. The top picture shows her outside the sitting room window with her friend the steer; the bottom one shows her with her first foal.