Something New

So my last proper post was about my trip to the hospital. That was a Wednesday night and at that stage I hadn’t eaten a proper meal since the previous Sunday lunchtime (scrumptious too). I’d actually started to get sick before that meal and I know it wasn’t anything in particular I ate. Anyway, I […]

Rambling Flowers Insertion


Tatting Pattern by Anne Orr This pattern can be found in Tatting with Anne Orr. Copyright has expired on Anne’s wonderful patterns. A very striking pattern suitable for absolute beginners. Instructions Clover leaf Ring: 5ds, p, 5ds, p, 5ds Ring: 5ds, join to last p of previous ring, (5ds, p)x2, 5ds Ring: 5ds, join to […]

Chanel goes Cheap


I was taken aback when walking through Brown Thomas yesterday by this dress. There she was on a manikin looking all innocent – and tatting-like. Closer (ok, about 2 metres off) it was apparent that the lace in question, while mimicking tatting’s forms was certainly not tatting. In fact it looked rather like bits of […]

A Tatted Christmas

December 031

Being snowed in didn’t stop me going along to knit-night last night. I had a few balls of yarn knocking about and decided to turn them into an ornament of sorts for Christmas. The result is my tatted Christmas tree. The tree pattern itself is by Elaine Scott and was published in the Autumn 2007 […]

Thistle Do

I stayed at home again today, this cold has I hope hit the worst patch and my face, shoulders and back are aching. Between naps I managed to complete the designers page on Knots – you can now select an individual designer and see all the patterns we’ve got links to that are theirs. It’s […]

By George, I Think She Got It!

Innocent Knitter

As the wonderful Rex Harrison said (not sang) in My Fair Lady, “I knew that she would do it, and indeed she did!” Yes, as you can see from the pic here my Innocent Knitting Nancy has proved successful and I now have two little smoothie hats to show for it. Truth be told I […]


Oh what a horrid night – even new parents get more sleep than I got last night. In the end I just got up, it seemed the most sensible thing to do. Once again a sleepless night right after eating steak – what is it with steak??? Does anyone else have that problem? I’ve got […]


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