Sunday, December 30, 2018

Some 2018 tatting.


Would you believe I have some tatting to report? I know, I know but it's a reality so here goes......

The year is almost over. I am happy that I finally picked up my shuttles again. I was able to complete 12 motifs that I used for ornaments. The frames were from Michaels. I think they turned out very well. The best part was I got them in the mail in time to arrive at each location before Christmas.

Square motif
found online: Free-Tattig.com
Lizbeth sz 20 white






This angel by Renulek  was tatted for a close friend and co-worker who retired this month. I'm still working on my presentation. The wings are not as stiff as I would like.  I used liquid starch, now I'm considering using some glue. 

Angel 1
Renulek
Lizbeth sz 20 white

I finally tried tatting an Ice Drop. This is a basic design from a tutorial by Diane .
Ice Drop 
Diane Cademartori
Lizbeth sz 20 white

By for now, 
Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen





Monday, October 8, 2018

Month Ten

Month Ten of 2018

Where has the year gone? I haven't done much tatting this year but I have completed a few knitting projects. Why none of the blog post and updates I planned in my head never made it here is mystery. 

I completed the Jimmy Beans' 2017 Craftvent Shawl, and the Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli.
Neither one is blocked yet, I've been to chicken to try. I have all the supplies and equipment ready for when I pluck up the nerve.


2017 Craftvent MKAL
Jimmy Beans Wool


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Hipster Shawl, Joji Locatelli
Loops and Thread, Joy DK color Mint

Of course Jimmy Bean is sponsoring a 2018 Craftvent, it starts in less than 60 days. Yeah!!  While last year's was run as a MKAL this year the project has been revealed. It's a lovely shawl by Joji. I 'm looking froward to receiving my kit next month and learning some new techniques as I improve my knitting skills. 

On the Needles:
Silverleaf, Lisa Hannis
I bought 3 balls of Linea Pura in a Olive colorway last year at the Columbus Fiber Fest. I got started the beginning of this month. I am so sad there will be no Columbus FF this year. I hope that it will return next year. 

Slip This!, Meagan Poteete-Johnson

 Here's to cooler themperatures!!
Spice & Clover Pumpkin, Hannah Maier

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen



Friday, March 2, 2018

Hello 2018

Hello 2018
I started my Jimmy Bean MKAL on the first of January. Now this was really their Craftvent Calendar from 2017. The MKAL was a mystery that started the first of December, 2017 with the project to be completed by 24th December. I didn't find out about this opportunity until after the 15th. By the time my Craftvent Calendar arrived it was a week before I left for my vacation. Hence the 1st January start. I try to work on this at least once weekly. I've finally made it to color 4. Three more color sections to go and I'll have a shawl. 

Jimmy Bean
Craftvent Calendar 2017

I am so ready for Spring!! Trying to master, okay, get more comfortable with double points; sooooo  I decided to try my hand at an Easter Egg. The pattern is free on the blog of Arne and Carlos.

I'm using some Lion Brand BonBons for my eggs.
Needles: 3 (3.25mm)

I started a crochet project from Living With Beautiful Crochet. The project is displayed in the book as placemat but I plan to use it on top a piece of furniture. I'm using DMC Cebelia sz 20 with size 9 crochet hook.

Happy making,

Gwen




Sunday, October 1, 2017

Off the Needles

My afghan is done and off the needles. It's about 48 x 50 and a little heavy at present. It will be heavier when wet. I need a large area to lay it out for blocking. 


I didn't take a picture this time but I have about 5 inches on the Celeste scarf.

What next? I have the latest kit from Loops Club. 'Let It Bead', a beaded scarf, to be made from Freia Ombre and Triangle Beads. The beads will be added with a crochet hook. This will be the first time I will be using this technique.



 I also have 3 skeins of Linea Pura in Olive that I bought at Georgia Fiber Fest to make the Silverleaf scarf, and 2 skeins of Bernat Pop!. I'm not sure what I will make with the Pop! yet. I thought of trying crescent scarf.

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen









Sunday, September 17, 2017

Needles and Yarn

I've done little tatting since my last post. Knitting has taken up a good portion of my crafting time. I've completed a few baby hats that will to a charity and one for an upcoming baby shower.

Basic Baby Hat by Heather Tucker
One Day Baby Hat by Susan Rainey
Yarn from Hobby Lobby

On my needles I have an afghan for my niece and a Wrap, for me.

Done by Monday Afghans by Plymouth Yarn
Lion Brand,  Hearthland (Mount Rainier)

Celestial Wrap
Knit Picks, Stroll Glimmer (Pomegranate)

My three classes at Georgia Fiber Fest were Decorative Cast Ons and Bind Offs, A Sampling of Short Rows, and Fair Isle Knitting. I'm through the first section of the project bag. There are 2 more sections to complete.
Dots and Stripes Purse by Patti Henry
Red Heart Yarn
Big Twist

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cross and Bag

I was looking for a quick cross pattern to tat. I found this on online through the Wayback Machine. I really like the way it tatted up.

Cross Bookmark
Sharon Albers
DMC Cebelia sz 20 blanc

Today I made this project bag for a friend that will be leaving the area soon. Can you guess what her favorite color is?  :-). I will miss seeing her at our weekly Knit night. I don't feel too badly though, she is moving to an area that has at least 3 knit shops close by. I'm just a little bit green.

Thanks for your visit,
Gwen


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hello again!

Hi All, It's 2017 and I didn't post anything to this blog in 2016. Hope to do better this year.

I did accomplish a few things last year, some of them may make an appearance here later. Over the holidays, I picked up my tatting shuttle again and make these two sets. 

A pair of earrings:
Silk thread from Japan
Design from Flower Motif Tatting Lace
Silk thread: Dakoru 
Design from: NHK's ETV educational channel, Japan's educational TV

 A second pair and a pendant. The chain is blue and white strung beads.

This is the Boom shawl knitted with Caron Cake, Red Velvet using size 10 needles. The shawl pattern is a free download from Ravelry. The yarn from Michaels.

In November 2016, I was fortunate to attend the Houston Quilt Show for the first time. What a treat, oh what temptations! I could resist signing up for Shabby Fabrics BOM, Wall Hanging Club! The first of the 12 monthly kits arrived last week. Yesterday I attached the borders and positioned the pieces then ironed them in place. My decorative stitching on the machine isn't what I would like it to be, so I may wind up doing the embellishment by hand. Not really what I want to do, but I'm afraid to ruin my block.

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen