Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Two by two

I seem to be doing things in twos lately! Today I tatted two Ice Drops.

I finished the ball of Spring Garden. There was enough thread left to tat the first round of an Ice Drop, but not the encapsulating round. That's okay. I think it makes a pretty little motif all by itself.

For my second Ice Drop I used size 20 Lizbeth #184, Rainbow Splash. It does make a pretty splash of color!

Since I now have two small looms, I decided to try warping an inkle pattern. I failed. I just haven't figured out how to warp following the patterns yet. So, I decided to do a little free form band weaving, and I do like the way it's turning out.

I made a big mistake with this warp. I put it on the loom backwards! The ratchets belong on the right, not the left. Luckily, with this style loom it doesn't really matter which side is which. I just need to advance the warp left handed, which makes me stop and think rather than advancing the warp automatically with my right hand. It's not a big deal. It just slows me down a little.

I'm making good progress with my Sami band. I've woven over half the warp, and I really like the way the pattern works up.

Tonight I'm going to take a break from tatting and weaving and do a little reading. Daughter Carol is going to be teaching AP European History next year. Her students are going to be reading Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder and A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich. I started both books several years ago, but never finished them. So, today I pulled them both off the shelf, and I've read the first chapter of each. They've both caught my interest again, so now is the time to start reading!


  1. More great Ice Drops!! :)
    Neat bands!!! :)

  2. You seem to be learning a lot in your weaving adventures. Enjoy your reading!

  3. Beautiful ice drops,
    The weaving is coming along and looking good
    Enjoy your books

  4. I really enjoy reading however have never read your two books. Lovely Ice Drop and motif. Weaving and Warping is definitely a foreign "language" to me. Yours look amazing no matter if they are left handed vs right handed. <3

  5. You get so much done are there two of you? :)


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