Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Knitted Lace Shawls

This is Bison Shawlette by Rene E Wel, published in 101 Small Indulgences--Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders edited by Judith Durant. The yarn is Jojoland's Harmony, 100% merino wool. 880 yards per 50g. I think I knit this on either size 2 or 3 needles. Makes a lovely shoulder wrap.

The second shawl is Swallowtail Lace shawl with extra repeats and is designed by Evelyn Clark. Knit on size 4 needles with Jojoland Melody superwash wool (220 yards per 50 grams)

The third shawl is a lovely pink shawl made from KnitPicks Shadow, color Pink Posy. 100% merino wool, heathered lace weight yarn. 440 yards/50 grams and knit on size 4 needles. This is Mountain Flowers Shawl from Granny an Me Designs, designed by Rene E Wells. This is going to my sister-in-law who is a 5+ year breast cancer survivor! Way to go Suzi!!! The close-up shows the beads added at the points.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Miniature crochet bear

Hi all,

Haven't posted for a long time. I have been busy regaining range of motion and strength after breaking my right shoulder blade in a bicycle accident back in March. I have 1 last physical therapy session to attend and then just exercises at home! Mom is in the hospital after having had heart valve replacement surgery last week and I crocheted her this miniature bear. Pattern is Sam by Edith Molina ( ) and I used size 12 Valdani Pearl cotton. Thought mom might appreciate a get-well-soon present. The little guy is about 2 1/2" tall if he could stand (didn't quite attach the legs right so he could stand) and is about 2" tall when sitting. Lots of fun to make and keeps the hands busy. I will be heading to California to spend a bit of time with mom later this week and will visit again for a couple weeks in September.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Chartreuse Dichroic Glass NEcklace

Hi guys,

No tatting, knitting or crocheting in this beauty--just beading. The focal point of the pendant is a stunning dichroic glass cabochon by artist Donna Garside-Cason. The rest was created by me. A one-of-a-kind piece!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

19 Ring Heart

Hi all,

I have been having fun the last week working on a heart design. Some were too fat, others were too skinny, but I really like this one. It has 19 rings in it, hence the name 19 Ring Heart. If I had planned better, I would have had 22 rings in it to celebrate our upcoming 22nd wedding anniversary. Pattern is available for sale on my website. Sorry folks--no freebies on this one. My last day at my part time job was February 6th, which I missed due to stomach flu! No income from a part time job anymore, so gotta make up the difference with the tatting business!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tatted Necklace and Snowflake Pendant

I have been working on this design for some time and have it finalized in necklace form. The pattern isn't available yet, but thought you'd like to see the finished product! Hope you enjoy the eyecandy.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Knitted Vest

Hi all,

I just finished this up last night and had hubby take a couple pictures. The pattern is Beech Leaf Vest by Dorothy Siemens of Fiddlesticks Knitting. The fiber is 100% superwash Merino wool, Knit Picks Swish DK in color Amethyst Heather. The "backside" picture is a bit blurry, but you can still see that there are 3 repeats of the beech leaf pattern. It is nice and warm!

The edge of the vest is crochet chain. While I was working on this, I dropped the crochet hook, which the couch quickly ate. In looking in all the couch's nooks and crannies and underneath, I discovered 8 crochet hooks! And of course, the hook I needed was the last one I found!

Progression of design

Hi all,

Camera is up and running, so I thought I'd show you some of the projects I've been working on. Below is a progression of a snowflake idea. The upper left flake turned out too floppy, but I really liked the design. So the snowflake in the upper right was the next version. This one is nice but didn't quite have the open space I wanted. Try number 3 is on the lower left--not enough space using short bugle beads. The final version, lower right came out pretty nice. And the picture below shows the grand finale!