Thursday, July 29, 2010

Isabella Bell

This is Terry McGuffin's, (Terry the Tatter) "Isabella Bell" pattern from her book Thirteen Bell Patterns. I really enjoy the patterns in this book. I have made several of them. Terry is a very talented designer. Her patterns are well written and very easy to follow.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Foldover Bookmark

I really enjoyed tatting Jon Yusoff's Foldover Bookmark. I used Lizbeth's thread in Turquoise Twist and Vineyard Harvest respectively. This is a fast and easy pattern to make when you need a quick happy gift for someone. Thanks Jon for sharing your pattern. This has become one of my favorites.
Happy Tatting.

Tardis Bookmark

If you are an avid Doctor Who fan, then you know what the picture above is and what it represents. For those who are not familiar with the popular British sci-fi show, TARDIS stands for "Time And Relative Dimensions In Space" and is the police phone booth that The Doctor uses in his travels through time and space to save the universe from all sorts of monsters and disasters. Now, I am not an avid fan per se, but I do enjoy watching the show. My dear hubby on the other hand is absolutely bonkers for it, having seen every episode in existence (the series started in 1963 and is still produced today). So when I found this pattern on Ravelry, I knew I had to make it for him. I did and he loves it.

It's made from Flora #219 in size 20. It was simple to make, however, you need to know how to do split rings and one split chain.

Thank you Anne Bruvold for designing this cool pattern.

Happy Tatting,

Monday, July 19, 2010

Six Shuttle class

In April, I attended the Atlanta Lace Guild's workshop. It was a wonderful three days filled with fun learning new techniques, seeing friends from previous workshops and meeting new ones.

Here is the first motif we made using six shuttles.
The second is of the bookmark I made using this technique.

Next, I want to make an edging for a linen doily soon.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Knitted Beaded Socks

"I did it! I did it! By George I think I did it!" to borrow some of the words of Rex Harrison in "My Fair Lady". I finally completed my first pair of knitted socks. They are beaded socks. I was really surprised at how relatively easy socks are to make. The toes and heels seem to be complicated, but are not at all. I have already started a pair for my
dear hubby.

With the left over yarn, I made this knitted rug coaster.