Friday, October 4, 2013

No! Don't set your drink there!

Crocheting strikes again!

The ring of moisture shall consume all!

This was an experiment in keeping my rows equal. Then it became practice for a new (to me) crocheting technique, which I do not know the proper name of.
Crocheting is confusing. And annoyingly difficult.
But it gives me something to do when my fingers grow tired of whatever tatting project they've been doing.
So here is a little crocheted coaster, gently used.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Belated birthday post

Well, at least this is only belated in posting, not in actually giving it the person.
This was meant to be posted way back in July, but I kept forgetting about it.
But no more!
Behold, the combined powers of crocheting and tatting!

It reminds me of the ocean. If the ocean was a cute little basket. And not, you know, wet.

I know. The tatting is just a simple edging along the top of the basket. But that crocheting was made by me! Without the use of a pattern! I was pretty excited about this.

Look! You can see through it! A little bit...

I might not like crocheting as much as tatting, but it does have its moments.

Look into the depths of the yarn. What do you see?

My tension with crocheting has been described as "really tight." But I think this turned out pretty well.

I could be a jellyfish, if my tatting was longer...

Through it may have been delayed, here is the crocheted basket with a tatted edging.

The path through a book is long. Remember to bring a friend.

And to finish this post off, here is the other part of her present. A tatted bookmark!
You didn't think that crocheting was going to be the star of this post, did you?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Well, it's been a hoot

Autumn is here. The time has come for leaves to change color and fall from their trees.
As they do, you might catch a glimpse of something hiding in on the branch.

Done in size 20 Lizbeth thread: Mocha Brown Med., Falling Leaves, and Ecru.

This little tatting doodle was for a card. The cute owl is a pattern from the book Tatting Collage by Lindsay Rogers. The branch and berries a quick little addition.
I enjoyed making this, and am eager to try some more patterns from that book.
With a few major holidays on the horizon, I'll be tatting a lot.
I just need to remember to actually post the pictures I take!
Silly procrastination, you've overstayed your welcome once again.
Oh, and not only will there be posts about tatting in the future, but that horrid (to me at least) craft known as crocheting.

You have been warned!