Friday, April 28, 2017
here if you want to. Anyway, I thought that adding a tatted heart to the blankets would be appropriate. I've used muskaan's block tatted hearts and Nicola Bowersox's Kiss Curl Heart. I still have a lot of blankets to hem and not a lot of time, so I'm not sure I can make hearts for them all, but so far so good.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Round 11 of the Renulek doily has been released. I've made myself a very scruffy sketch to guide me, but I have another job I must get on with. I'm hemming flannel baby wraps for a charity project. I should finish up with 22, so it's quite a big job. I might just have to take some time off to start round 11.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
flower garden blanket. Right. So now I have a lot of spinning ahead of me before I can start crocheting the blanket.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Round 10 is done. Each repeat took me 15 minutes. There are 24 repeats, so that's 6 hours for the round. Plus, of course, time for filling shuttles with thread and the odd untatting episode when I joined a ring to the wrong place. The diameter now is 38 cm/15 inches.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
To recap, the motif pattern is Atty's Little Dots pattern, which is here . For putting them together to make a waistcoat, I take full responsibility. It was a great way to use up short bits of handspun wool left over from crocheting blankets. It'll be warm and should brighten any Winter day!
Friday, April 14, 2017
Round 9 looks quite tricky, so I used thread left on the shuttles to tat a practice repeat. That enabled me to check my scribbled diagram as well as work out where to swap shuttles and what size the picots should be. I've used too long a picot for the 'quad', it looks ugly, so I know to watch out for that.
I've made a start:
I've made a start:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
this picture that I first saw on Pinterest, though it turns out when I look at it again that it's not made with beads of different sizes! No matter. After a few false starts I got the hang of it, and I rather like the effect.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
caterpillar we found? Steve Ogden from Wildlife Insight advised us to put some leaf mould in a container for the caterpillar to burrow into, in the hope that we will see the moth hatch out. The caterpillar duly burrowed beneath the leaf mould. Whether the moth will emerge before Winter, or wait until Spring, we don't know. Of course it may not hatch out at all, or it may hatch out and escape our beady eyes. So it's all a bit iffy. But so far, so good.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Atty's Little Dots are joined as you go. The process is a trifle laborious, it's true, but I really like the result. My plan is to make myself a waistcoat. The weather is still warm, but the days are getting shorter and Winter is on its way. I'll need a warm waistcoat! With pointy fronts, of course.
here. Each dot uses just over a metre/yard of yarn. The pattern uses a centre ring of three chain, but I've used a magic ring. It gives a bigger space to work in, while still finishing up with a neat centre. I learnt to do the magic ring when making amigurumi toys. I see when I investigate now that I've been making a double magic ring, which is fine. I'll continue to use it because it's stronger than the single version and the end doesn't have to be sewn in. Here is a tutorial for several ways of making a magic ring.