Friday, April 17, 2015
Just to make things difficult for myself, I decided to extend the border up the sides. I remembered reading about 'vertical stranding', so I looked it up. It's a technique developed by Lorilee Beltman. The details are not given on free websites because, understandably, Lorilee would like you to learn it from her directly. So I'm just doing my own thing, using separate threads for each stitch of the side border. I suspect mine will not be as neat as the real deal, but it works better than using the same yarn as for the motifs.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
giraffe socks, I thought that the giraffe would make a good motif on a baby blanket. Hmmm. Just as well I started with a swatch because I really hadn't taken into account that adjustments would be needed to change a chart for knitting in the round to knitting back and forth. It's possible, but a number of adjustments need to be made.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I tidied away all my tatting thread and beads carefully before I began spinning, to avoid getting beads in my fleece or fluff on my threads!
Monday, April 13, 2015
here that these butterflies take 6 minutes each. I did consider tatting a bee, but since this is a wedding present, I didn't want to imply that there could be a sting in the tale!