Thursday 6 August 2020

Daniela Mendola

I have completed this small mat by Daniela Mendola.   You can find the free pattern on the blog here.  There are nine rounds and I used two shuttles and climbed to each row using split rings and split chains.
I made the first repeat of the last row incorrect so I just continued with the incorrect version for the next 11 repeats.  I thought with 12 points that this would fit a clock face but the clock I had in mind was too small and with my larger clock is not able to come apart so I am back on the hunt for a clock or smaller 12 pointed pattern.

 I used a vintage size 80 thread Star Six Cord shade 144.5. The finished piece measures 8 inches or 20 cm diameter. I had some issues with the thread breaking at a few rings.  Ahh the joys of using vintage thread.

Wednesday 5 August 2020

A Fruit Full Day

 We are mid summer and time to harvest some fruit. Early morning I got after the raspberries and added to the stash I had been collecting the past few days, There was now more than enough for jam.   Mashed them and made up 7 and a half pints, plus some skim. It is so good

Before the heat of the day sets in I am off to gather saskatoons and nanking cherries.  I didn't get much of each as these are in a city yard but cleaned and froze them for later use. 

With all the fresh fruit available our bananas are overripe so they became muffins.