Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Still creating!


This past week was filled with weaving and crocheting. I'm having fun, but I really am itching to tat!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Keeping secrets


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and when I had bits of time here and there, I worked on Christmas presents. I can't show everything as someone in the family might stumble upon this post and guess that a gift is for him/her. 


I've been having loads of fun. Unfortunately, making Christmas presents has left little time for tatting. Once presents are finished (Christmas Eve?), I'm going on a tatting binge!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lucky mail day!


When I went to my mailbox yesterday, I found my newest shuttles from Monica Braxton, engraved with their new laser engraver. I think I love laser engraving!


I also received my magazine with the Jan Stawasz monster doily, which I think I'll start on New Year's Day. 


I crocheted two headbands/ear warmers this weekend. I'm not thrilled with the way either one turned out, but I'm sure someone will want them. :-)


I've also been working on Christmas stockings this weekend. Soon I'll get back to tatting!





Friday, November 21, 2014

Mesquite


I love the touch of green in this scarf, although I think a touch of blue would be much prettier! ;-)

I used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Mesquite. It's 32" x 6". 



Here's you're visual Sue Anna! I still have trouble taking selfies. Maybe it's the iPad. :-)



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scarf instructions

Because I was asked...

One skein of yarn will make one of these scarves. I've tried worsted, two strands of worsted held together, bulky, and super bulky. 

Chain 50 - 60 stitches, depending on the length scarf you want. 
Join to first chain to make a circle. 
Chain 3. Double crochet in same stitch (this helps eliminate the gap that can form when joining the circle).
Double crochet in each stitch around, always starting with a chain 3 and double crochet in the first stitch. (When joining, make sure you skip the chain 3 and join to ththe first double crochet.)
Work in this manner until the scarf is about 6" or your desired width. 

For a double loop scarf, I used one skein of worsted weight and chained 150. I don't have to hook with me, but I think I used a J for worsted weight. 

I hope to see posts of other scarves!