Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
I have an order for two trinket bags. Someone asked how long one of these bags takes to make. At the time I was working in odd snatches of time, so it was hard to tell. But on this one I made a concerted effort to work it out. The bottom took almost an hour, to thread and crochet. Each pattern repeat takes half an hour to thread and an hour to crochet. There are four pattern repeats. So that gets me to 7 hours. There's also time to finish off the top, thread in ends, set up and put away beads.... It's more time than I realised frankly.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Shirt Time Again
Saturday, February 20, 2021
I've finished tatting round 5 of the Renulek Spring doily. Now it's on hold until round 6 comes out next week. Which is fine, I like the weekly structure.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Finish This First
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021
Another little trinket bag. It was fun to make. I rather laboriously drew out a pattern, adapting and expanding a beaded crochet rope pattern:
I had to pay attention when stringing the beads, but because it was repetitious, it wasn't all that difficult. The pattern took so long to draw I thought I'd make double use of it and made another one in shades of blue and red. I gave it away before taking a photo of it. It's difficult to tell the size of the bag from this photo. Tomorrow I'll show another photo that gives a better idea of scale.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Tatted It And Saw
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Day 15 and Round 4 Progress
I've made a start on round 4 of the Spring doily. It feels like a treat to sit on the verandah after my chores are done, tatting a straight forward round, 8+8, 6-6, counting counting and making sure I don't miss any!
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
A friend of mine brought me her favourite shorts, which were well past their wear-by-date, and asked me to replicate them. I unpicked enough seams to use the bits as a pattern, which took me longer than making the shorts themselves. Grace was delighted with her new shorts and asked me to make three more pairs in different colours. Mmm, no. Three more pairs I can do, but they'll all be the same colour because I bought 10 metres of fabric at the wholesale shop. (Guess what colour Jack's next shirts are going to be!) So we agreed that I'd put different embroidery on each pair so that they're not identical. I've just finished the third pair.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Right, I've caught up now. Lelia was right, we're outlining the second part. Presumably we're going to join soon to the first part. On we go, not very much the wiser!
Monday, February 8, 2021
Days 12 and 13
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
Day 10, Trinket Bag and Pattern Visitors
I've finished the little trinket bag that I showed you the bottom of in Thursday's post. I use my one for putting coins in, but these little bags could house other treasures. I took the heart from a beaded rope pattern on beaddust.de, then multiplied it out on graph paper.
There were a lot of visits to my patterns last week, according to yesterday's Keep and Share report. Thank you. I hope someone found something useful!