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 … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
Innocent Smoothies make delicious fruit smoothies in the UK and Ireland and this year they are doing a charity drive for aged action. For this they are getting people to knit little hats to go on the smoothie bottles – every bottle sold that has a hat will mean some money given to Aged Action … [Read more…]
This medallion was shuttle tatted in red and purple Anchor coton a broder thread, which is a joy to work with. It’s a celtic design that features intertwined separate pieces. The finished piece is 15cm across and is currently sitting around my neck as a pendant.