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I retired early because my legs don't like holding me up for too long. So now I can do things in my own time. I like to sell things at farmers market. Most of which, I've made myself, e.g. homemade soap, crochet dish cloths, hand towels, baby afghans and of course,..tatting.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Day 4 of TIAS

OK here's day 4. I used the Catherine Wheel joins. It was good practice. This join makes me think of the way we do split chains. It's Marie's fast and easy technique. It's on Jane's blog.


Friday, 18 January 2013

Bits and Pieces

Here's my TIAS day 3. I am improving. My first day, I misunderstood the Fp so that day is a bit of a mess. But, rather than start again I imagine I might be making more mistakes, so I'll just keep going. Always a great learning experience.




Then, last night I attended our knitters group, (we call it knitters but we do all kinds of crafts) Our group makes items for an orphanage in Romania.  One of our ladies works in a second hand store. She found this shuttle and some patterns and a roll of white #20 thread. She thought I'd like to have it, so she brought it for me. I tried this humungous Tatsy shuttle. Too awkward. I found it interesting, but I doubt I'll ever use it. It felt to big and I really like a hook in the end of my shuttle. 







And lastly. Here's a little fun thing I often like to try in mid January. Did you know with a little patience, you can stand an egg on its thicker end. Only in January. And your counter has to be level. This might only be in the northern hemisphere. But it works.