South Africa is two hours ahead of UK (when there's no daylight saving), so it's mid-morning before Jane's tat it and see appears here. I wait with bated breath! It's now too long to be the body of a butterfly, but I suppose it is the centre of something, with picots both sides.
Friday, January 19, 2018
I like the beaded version of the pattern too, but am not happy with the idea of gluing beads to the outer picots. I might need to think about another plan for that.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
in this post, icedrops made with fewer chains. When I asked in comments how she did it, she kindly explained, so today I gave it a go. It's not a huge difference and is possibly more awkward to work, but it's another option! Thanks Diane.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Julie contacted me a while ago to ask if she could translate my pattern Under an African Sky into French and use it for a tat-along. Of course! I'm delighted, take it as a great compliment. The group has reached round 5, as you can see on Julie's post here.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The time for handing in my crocheted beret and scarf for competition is rapidly approaching. I really need to finish the scarf. But, as I explained in this post, the scarf was so boring, I was finding it difficult to keep motivated. On Tuesday I was scrolling through Pinterest on my phone when I came across Embossed Leaves Reversible Shawl by Furl Crochet. Aha, that could be the very thing to solve my problem. The link said it was a free pattern, but I couldn't find the pattern. After some sleuthing I found this page on Bonita Patterns blog on how to do embossed crochet. It has a pattern for a hexagon in embossed crochet. I grabbed the nearest hook and wool and gave it a go. Once I understood the principle involved, I did a lot of scribbling and worked out a flat version that could work for a scarf:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
I posted off 48 squares to the Brussels project this morning. My aim was 50. I was sure I'd tatted more than that, but no, when I counted this morning there were 48. I don't plan to go to town again for a fortnight, so I decided to send them off as is. I printed off the pattern for my little square and sent that along too. I contemplated sending an ice drop square, but it would've make the envelope lumpy, so I didn't.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
Here's a picture to show the evolution of the Ice Drop Square:
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Brussels monument project. I've used three different patterns: the original, the Weldon square from Craftree and my own Alternative Brussels square, link on the right hand side bar. Having some variation keeps things interesting, and as long as they measure 3 cm square, they should be acceptable.