Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Here's my C2C progress. I've learned to always buy my yarn cakes with the same shade in the center. The color goes in a sequence. But if the centers of each ball are a different color, I'll loose one shade in the sequence. You can see in the last row I'm missing the teal color. Nobody will notice it, so I'm not going to cut a bunch of yarn off just for that. But I'm glad I realized it.
I'm enjoying making this, but on hot days it's a bit to warm. So, I have a TV tray that just fits on my arm chair. That way I can put the blanket on top of the TV tray and then turn on the cool air fan. The cool air blows under the tray to keep me cool.

Monday, 21 May 2018

C2C progress

Here' some more progress. I'd like to make it into a rectangle. Gotta find some more of that yarn.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The Three Amigos and a C2C


It's hard to photograph this on such a dreary, rainy day. I've made three of Jane's geckos and put them in a row on a long frame. I'm pretty happy with them.

Also I've started a c2c blanket. I've been wanting to try it for a while. I had about three false starts before I finally got going right. It pays to read ALL the instructions.




Monday, 7 May 2018

Jane's Gecko

After a few struggles I've finally made Jane's gecko. I had to amputate one leg as I'd put it on backwards. Now that I understand the pattern I'd like to make a red one.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Kitty in the Garden

Well, such as it is. Maybe it would be suitable in a baby room. Or something.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Bits and pieces

I'm having lots of fun making pictures. These will eventually be incorporated somewhere. I do like to put them on my blog first. The heart is from Jan Stawasz's book Tatted Treasures. The butterflies are from Lindsay Rogers' Tatting Collage. And last but certainly not least is Jane Eborall's cute little puppy, which can sometimes be used for a sheep (sorry Jane). He is a cutie.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Completed Swan picture

I had a hard time taking a picture of this. So it's not very clear. I tatted the swan from Mark Meyers patterns. On the left is a weeping tree. I was aiming for an English park. I found a nice shadow box frame. It opens from the front. That was a dilemma for a while, as the painting had 1/4 inch white edges and it showed. I finally managed to cut out a black mat so that solved my issue.