Friday, November 29, 2013

Motifs 14, 15, and 16

For my sister's birthday in March, I usually do something Irish.  A longstanding tradition, maybe a little corny, but I still do it every year.

Here we have this year's gift, the Clover Bookmark by Kelly Luljak in size 10 Lizbeth Christmas Green.  Supposed to be a graduated/tapered point on the bottom as well, but I ran out of thread.  :(  Looks fine with a square bottom, though, I think.

The matching earrings are a simple clover design in size 80 Lizbeth Christmas Green.  I tried them first in the size 10, (see below) but they were a bit BIG.
 Here's another set of the little earrings, my mom's Mother's Day gift, and a bookmark I made based on the pattern in the Handy Hands newsletter.  Horrible picture due to using a low contrast between the bookmark and background, but it's too late to take another picture. Already gifted it.  :)  It was done in Perle Cotton.
I made a pair of earrings based on the bookmark as well.  Maybe I'll have a photo ready for my next post.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Motifs 11, 12 and 13

I love Anne Brunvold's blog!  Here's another selection from her collection of patterns, Christmas Hearts.  She also has some amazing dragons to tat.

I have tatted this in both size 10 Aunt Lydia's and size 10 Lizbeth.  Of course, Lizbeth is much more satisfying and pleasant to use.  The result is a bit smaller than the crochet thread and is far more even.

This is Emma Crew's 34 Hearts available through use of the Wayback Machine internet archive.  She calls it 34 hearts because the pattern is comprised of 33 hearts, and the large heart is the 34th.  

And my nephew's flannel burp cloth, crocheted around the edge in single stitch, then chains and picots in Lizbeth Cream size 10.  I would not do that again--too stiff for a baby.  I think I'd use Perle Cotton.

Motifs 9 and 10

It's been a while, and I've been dropped from the 25 Motif Challenge, but hopefully if I post a bunch, they'll pick me up again. I have been tatting, but it's been one of those years where you just hang onto the knot in your rope for dear life.

At our right, another heart from Learn to Tat by Janette Baker.  This was one of my first attempts at tatting and I didn't know too much about thread.  Aunt Lydia's and DMC Perle Cotton mixed together, but  it turned out all right.

And below, do you recognize this as the Tardis from Dr. Who?  I made this for my daughter while she was in the hospital in February.  (Yes, this is why I dropped out of the 25 challenge--life just plain got in my way.)  I took it to her on visiting day and it was quite a hit!

Completed in size 10 Lizbeth, I believe in Royal Blue.  I did a practice one initially (see the light blue edition).  Pattern is by Anne Brunvold.