Tuesday 16 December 2014

Flower Centred Cross

This cross is from Knots and Crosses by Julie Patterson. Done in DMC Cebelia 20.  I have done this cross a few times and make a minor mistake each time. It is stiff enough for a bookmark even though I only sprayed it with water and pressed with my fingers. No tassel or tail for this one.  

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Travelling Doily

I call this my travelling doily,  I started it in the summer it was easy to pack and didn't have to worry about working with white so sometimes it was stashed into my pocket. I did lose some photos but managed to have a few to share with you today.  First up is my eyeglass case with my dollar store 4X glasses. Oh there is another bit of tatting, seems I am a good starter of projects.

This is a picture of the doily travelling against those blue skies we always have.
These next few are just nice pictures to show the pattern. 

Finally, I am on the last round, it is a tricky row with some odd stitch counts.  I have found the diagram helpful and managed to understand what direction I was going.  I hand drew and wrote out some instructions to better understand what I was doing until I had the pattern in my head.  Finished one of points only 31 left to go.

The pattern is from Tatting Theory and Patterns by Jan Stawasz and it is called Doily VI.  It is worked with Hakelgarn size 20, number 58 Pea Green.

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Get Ready Set

Shuttles are at the ready and a few four hole buttons too. Jane Eborall TIAS or you can view the introduction here. See you all at the TIAS.