Thursday, June 20, 2019

And A Necklace

I crocheted a longer beaded rope to make a necklace. I'm pleased with it, it has the 'African' look I was aiming for. The colours are a bit off in the photo, so I took another with a white background:
Mmm, not sure it's an improvement, it has the 'overlighted' look that my photos of the whole Renulek doily have had recently and the orange is still not quite how it looks in reality.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Round 17

Round 17 is done. It ruffles slightly, probably because I'm using the wrong size thread for the chains (don't tell anyone!) I think it'll be fine once it's blocked though. It measures 55 cm (22 inches) across. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Beady Bangles

My stock of crochet beaded bangles has been depleted, so I thought I'd make some more. It's good to keep my hand in. I need to practise the invisible join too.

Monday, June 17, 2019

I Think It'll Work

I'm back to knitting my entrelac cardigan, using boucle wool. When I described how I planned to structure it, I wasn't absolutely sure it would work. But I'm knitting a sleeve in the round now, and hooray, it's turning out how I visualised it. When I was researching entrelac techniques, I read about reducing the size of the squares to down step, so I'm going to try that on the lower half of the sleeve, to taper to the cuff.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Round 17, Day 1

I contemplated tatting round 17 in ecru and green, but honestly, I've never seen a beige daisy.

Have a look at the link, there's a gorgeous multicolour version of the doily there.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Round 16

I divided round 16 into six sections and worked one section each day. I'm leaving the markers in place for the next round, which should be out later today.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Muskaan's Clover leaf Poinsettia has been on my to-do list for a while. I saw a pretty version on Craftree the other day, which reminded me I've been meaning to tat it. So here it is. I just love it! When I'd done five repeats, I though uh-oh, I'm going to have to tat 7 repeats to get round, but no, 6 repeats worked fine.  I changed the outer beads to green because I want it to look like a flower surrounded by leaves and thought the red and yellow beads detracted from that. Talking of beads, the yellow ones in the middle are a genius stroke to make sure this is a poinsettia flower and no other.