Monday, September 21, 2009

....................... more Knitting,plus..

Wow, it has been a while. Sorry there is no tatting, yet. I am working on something(s) right now, but can't show them. But, if you know me and you know what month it is.. you know it has something to do with Halloween! I have been working on my knitting, too. So here is a photo. I finished this dishcloth, it is a Dalek from Dr. Who. I learned to make bobbles doing this one! I have to make another one for a friend for Christmas. He won't be expecting this, so it will be fun. I also had the "bright" idea of making an afghan from several dishcloths. There is one problem though... every one I have done so far is a different size! They don't usually tell you the size when you make them. Here is one, it is a bat and is 8x8! Pretty large compared to others I have done. I used the same needles and yarn, so it isn't my "gauge". Hmmm I will have to think this over. Anyway, stay tuned for some Halloween tatting in the future.
And for those of you who love giveaways, and who doesn't, Aileen's Wickedtats is having a Halloween themed one! YEAH, sign me up!!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Remember when I told you I was learning to knit? Well, other than a few dishcloths this is my first BIG project. It is called the Dwarven Battle Bonnet, and I think it is neater than neat! It was my first time using double pointed needles, or dpns as knitters call them, and I actually had to buy some to make it. I got these beautiful wooden ones really cheap online. You have to use 5 needles to make the helmet part, which, I had to look up on the internet how to do that. Then, the beard is done secondly and separately. For some reason, I all of a sudden learned how to hold my yarn correctly when I started the beard, so it came out looking pretty nice, the helmet was a little loosey goosey. It is being modelled here by my sister. When she first saw it, I was wearing it, she said, now I know what you would look like if you were a man... kinda cute! Hahaha! I must say I am kind of proud of myself making this. I have savedtons of patterns from the Ravelry site,
and now I am thinking maybe I will be able to make some of them!

My 3 D Tatting