Although I haven't posted here in awhile, September turned out to be a very crafty month. I was able to attend The Palmetto Tatters Guild's Tat Days. Fun times, getting together with friends old and new, taking classes and sharing the love of a hobby. I also attended the Georgia Fiber Fest, held at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Capping the month off was a visit to the "The Workes of Our Hands", A Sampler Exhibit of the Magnolia Sampler Guild held at Bulloch Hall, Roswell, GA.
Our Tat Days goody bag and some of it's contents:
I make 2 of Marie's Angels using a variation in the long chain forming the skirt. Marie calls it a hdd (half double double stitch) the first half of the stitch is worked normally then the second half is worked twice before making the flip. By working the second half twice the chain is more stable and doesn't twist as much. The Angel on the right, was found while flipping through Pinterest. I love the simplicity and form of this angel. She still needs blocking.
I managed to knit 2 cowls in September. I need to secure the bind off end and I will have two new items for the change in seasons.
World Wide Knit in Public Week was a big success for my knitting group. I was able to attend 3 of the 5 events that were organized. I managed to complete 2 dishcloths and a small coaster. Both dishcloth patterns were from Knit Picks 52 Weeks of Dishcloths 2014 and the coaster was an online pattern that is crocheted.
I have several classes lined up to take on Craftsy. Right now I am working on One Skein Accessories Chevron Collection. The three pieces included in the class projects are a cowl, hat and a pair of fingerless mitts. I've chosen to work each in the same yarn so that I will have a set for myself or as gift. This will be my first time attempting to make mittens. So far the instructions are very clear and so I hope that I will be able to complete the set.
Hat - end of first pattern repeat
I finally can move on to row three on Renulke's Spring Doily 2015. It got put aside so that I could make Easter eggs and some other things that came up. Round three is just basic rings and chains of the same count so it shouldn't take to long to finish.
Last month I was fortunate to win a Giveaway hosted by Sue of Tatting Lace in Grace. Sue was celebrating her 5th year of tatting and blogging. She was very generous and offered 5 prizes. I received the blue tatted cross. Yeah!!!! I found a Lucite frame to display it, so that it's beauty could be viewed from both sides. Thank you Sue for a beautiful work of art. I love it!!
It's International Tatting Day!!! It's almost Easter and I have been working on some covered eggs. The blue egg is paper-mache and the red a wooden egg, both found at local hobby stores. The eggs were painted with acrylic paint and sealed with Mod Podge.
This month at guild meeting we had a program on pin cubes. Some were stitched, some not, some were old, and some were new. As part of the monthly program we had the opportunity to make a paper pin cube.
Some stitched pin cubes.
A paper pin cube and 2 pin towers.
An antique pin cube
The two large pin cubes are new but have been given an
My paper pin cube.
Now that my paper pin cube is done, I am working on a stitched pin cube. I am working on one that appeared online as an SAL in 2009. I decided to stitch something on each side, five of the six are complete.
On that tatting front. I made 2 starts on the Spring 2015 doily by Renulek. The first I used to make a cupcake pin cushion for a friend and the second a for the doily. I started late, got to the first part of round 2 then stopped to make some Easter eggs. I have one egg complete and I'm working on the second. Should have that done soon. Easter is almost here.
My Snowflakes for February are Snowflake #4 from Festive Snowflakes and Ornaments.
Festive Snowflakes and Ornaments
by Barbara Foster
Lizbeth sz20. white
I made a start on Jane's tat-a-long, Tat It and See 2015 and made it to Day 8. Though the 2015 TIAS was finished up over the weekend, I plan to continue and finish mine as well. Up until the very end I though I would wind up with a blue bunny. As it turns out the TIAS was a pair of scissors. Now that all is revealed I have the blades done and need to add the handles.
My knitting has been on two projects. My version of the Purple Sweater by Jenifer Stark on Ravelry. I am doing mine in Vanna's Choice Yarn by Lion Brand. The sleeves are the next portion of my sweater that I need to work on. The pattern calls for long sleeves but I want to make 3/4 length sleeves, (well just below the elbow). Hopefully I can get 2 sleeves that match and have a nice taper. (LOL)
My second knitting project was to be a pair of oven mitts made with Sugar and Cream. Well mine will be Peaches and Cream because that's what I have on hand. My knit group is working on these as a Knit-a-Long. Since I am learning some new to me techniques, I will be sticking with the yarn I have already, My first choice of colors wasn't pleasing to me so after group on Monday I tink-ed the portion I had done. (tink- un-knitted, unraveled). Need to see how much I can get done before we meet again next week.
Snowflakes number one and two are done. It's hard to tell from the picture but I have one of the Snowflake No. 1 attached to the ball ornament. It is a pearlscent white and the white thread didn't photograph well. I have a second ball that I will attach the other snowflake to.
My first finish of 2015 is my shawl. I finished it on New Years Day, Over the weekend I blocked it, and here it is.
Patons: Krory Socks FX
This year I am planning on taking the 25 Motif Challenge, and taking part in two stitching blog challenges, Halloween Ornies SAL 2015 and 2015 Stitching Smalls SAL. I am working on Snowflake #2 from Festive Snowflakes and Ornaments, by Barbara Foster. It would be so nice to make at least one of each snowflake in this book.