Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Something White

These days, I enjoy tatting with colourful threads. But once in a while, I desperately want to use white thread for lace.

My favourite shuttle is GR-8 shuttle. When I ordered it, I also bought a book, _Tatting the GR-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring_. It doesn't have colour pages, but the patterns in that book are so colourful. Most of them require two or more colours. This book was inspiring and still is.
Ever since I read the book, I've been rather a colourful tatter than a white one. Now I'm working with Iris's Beatrice in a kind of Lime and Violet colourway. It is beautiful and I love that.
But, suddenly I want to tat something white. White, traditional and dainty. That kind of lace.
I don't have a particular pattern in mind, so it would be just a whim and forgotten.
Now, back to Beatrice, lime and violet.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Tat, Crochet, Tat, Tat

Originally uploaded by Garyou.
I've seen a lot of beautiful tatted bookmarks on the web the other day.
You can see them here. Wonderful. Gorgeous. Beautiful.

And... yeah, I found myself wanting to make some, too.
So I've tatted some. The blue one is made with Anchor Mercer Crochet 40 Col.131, the pink gradation one is made with Olympus Gold #40 Col.M15, and the light blue gradation one is made with Olympus Gold #40 Col.M12. I've made another one with Leigh's Overdyed Pearl #12 in Nordic Blue.
I usually don't make something I've already finished, but this pattern, Floral, is different. It's easy, and fan to tat. You can find the pattern at Kersti's website.

As already written, I'm not a bookmark person. I don't use it. But I can't resist making them.
The second from left is crochet fan bookmark and you can find the pattern here. This one is also not so difficult to make. Well, it's easy and funt to crochet. I could make it one after another if I had enough thread. This one, I used Anchor Pearl Cotton #8 Col.1344. The bookmark is kind of soft. I would use crochet cotton next time.

So, I tat a lot these days. Knitting and crochet projects, I put them on to Ravelry, but tatting projects. It's not prohibited, I suppose, but I just hesitate to do so with my tatting stuffs.

And I believe you've already known, I'm not a tassel person either. I put one to the blue one, but not to the other three. It would be nice to add tassels to them. Mmh, I'll think about it.

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Burned Out, But...

Berlin Muster
Originally uploaded by Garyou.
So, another pattern, another pair.

I've finished knitting the second socks of the Sock Knitting Pentathlon 2008, Berlin Muster. Aren't they gorgeous? Well, you can't tell its beauty from my handmade, but you can see that here.

Yeah, I feel fulfilled. At the same time, I'm overwhelmed a bit.
Maybe, what I did was too much for me: too much speed, too much work, too much knitting.

Exhausted, but still, I find myself thinking of next sock project.
And actually, right after I whipped off my Berlin Muster, I spun some Romney and plied it.

Well, Sock Knitting 2008 is such an inspiration.
Thank you all.

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