Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I have been cheating on my knitting!

I went to the local shopping centre the other day to get my hair cut and I had some time on my hands so I ventured down to one of the big craft stores.  On a whim I decided to pick up a tatting shuttle and some thread.  When I got home I found some videos on you tube and tried my hand.

Let me just say, when you are learning a new craft, bigger is better.  The thread I had bought was way too thin.  I couldn't see what I was doing.  So I pulled some four ply cotton yarn out of the stash and tried again.

There is a special thing that you have to do with the yarn before tightening the knot called 'the flip'.  It has taken me two days and countless videos to start to master it, but I am getting there.

I don't know what I am going to do with the resulting lace, but I am having an awful lot of fun working on it!


Leonie said...

As if you don't have enough to keep you occupied you go and acquire a new skill!! Well done. How big are you going to make it?

Bells said...

oh good on you! You're way ahead of me! learning sewing has taken up my 'new skills' brain cells recently but now you've tried it I will too!

DrK said...

it looks very pretty! and way too delicate for my clunky hands. dont tell your knitting, it need never know.


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