Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Second Try

Trefoil Pattern by Nina Libin
Originally uploaded by Garyou.
This is my second attempt of Nina Libin's Trefoil pattern motif.
When I tatted the first one, my hands were too tight. At that time, I was taught to tat tightly with beads and silk thread. Silk thread tends to get loose. The result motif was too stiff. In fact, it was ugly. So ugly.
This time, I tried not to tat too tightly. I afraid no loosen stitches. The result motif is still a bit too stiff, but better than the first one.
Now I'm thinking of what to do with this motif. Tat it bigger? Make a bag or something? Or just keep it as it is?

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Too Late?

Weaver's Wool Mini Shawl
Originally uploaded by Garyou.
Of course I've been knitting, crocheting, tatting, and spinning.
Last month, I span about 93 g (3.3 oz) of Corridale for Ravelympics 2010. I was participating in Team Spindlers and the Event Flying Camel Spin. Yes, I was just spinning and spinning during the Ravelympics.
The fiber is from Grafton Fibers, now DyakCrafts
The yarn is turned out to be about 306.5 m (335 yd).
At first, I was thinking of crochet a shawlette before spinning. At that time I was hooked with crochet. Keeping that in mind, I was spinning, but, well, I just changed my mind. After all, I'm a lousy spinner. The yarn was thicker than I'd planned.
Weaver's Wool Mini Shawl is one of the shawls I've been wanting to knit. It was a kind of "love at first sight." Its shape attracts me so much. It's not just triangular; it's a bit shaped and that must be good for wearing.
It is.
It's already spring and getting warmer and warmer around here. I might have let the yarn stand for a while.
Well, but it's ok. At least I'm happy with this shawl.

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