Thursday, January 21, 2021

Day 5 And Ears


Well, it's still looking like a fish, I'm sure we're going to be tatting a tail soon.

I've been making animal ear headbands as part of my collaborative project. In truth I find it difficult to get excited about animal ears, but collaboration is collaboration, so here they are:

They're not easy to photograph, we need a baby to model them for us. The patterns can be found here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Day 4 and Beaded Split Rings


The tat it and see continues, little bit by little bit. 

I also had a go at the Anne Orr method of adding beads to split rings, which Ninetta explains very clearly here.  Um. I'd need a lot more practice to get the tatting looking smooth! But I did add the beads to the split rings, so that's good. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Rhubarb And...

There was enough rhubarb in the garden for another batch of jam. Last time I made jam, I combined the rhubarb with ginger. I didn't have any ginger on hand, but I found this recipe for rhubarb, lemon and vanilla jam, for which I had all the ingredients. The funny thing is, I could have just walked to the supermarket and bought more ginger. I've lived far from shops for most of the past 40 years, so I'm used to just using what I have available - I don't have a town mentality! Anyway, the jam turned out really well. It has a nice tartness. 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Day 3


I'm a bit tardy with day 3, it came out yesterday. So clever how Jane turned the corner with a split ring, hats off to BC3. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Day 2


The threads I'm using are Milford 20 in the dark green and Coats Floretta 20 in cream. I meant to say on day 1 that I didn't start without a knot. I did a reef knot to tie the two colours together and then hid the ends in the first ring and first chain. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021



My friend Sarah and I are collaborating to make gifts for Valentine's Day. We are supposed to be attending a Valentine market, but I'm rather doubtful that it will go ahead. We are currently in lockdown that may well be extended. In that case, we will have to have a go at digital marketing. First step, I have made mug rugs, with crocheted hearts attached. We haven't decided what we'll put in the mugs - sweets perhaps, or heart shaped cookies, or even Sarah's heart shaped soaps. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Fun Begins


I'm so glad Jane Eborall is doing her tat it and see again this year. It's a good way to start the year. I was a bit slow off the blocks this morning. I needed to find my silver shuttle. It's not the most practical shuttle because it's a bit heavy, but I've made it my personal tradition to use it for the TIAS.   Day 1 is here.