Friday, February 23, 2018


Some of the cotton yarn I bought on Tuesday was for practising double filet crochet. The tutorial for this pattern is here. It's going along well, in spite of the fact that it turns out the orange yarn is double knitting and the black 4-ply. I need to pay more attention when shopping! What am I making? A mat to go outside my front door. It might just startle the owl who sits sometimes above the door, but there you go.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Maids of Honour

When I was looking for thread for the Spring doily, I found this ball of size 70 thread. Just the thing to tat a handkerchief edging. I've been wanting to tat something else from Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns. I've chosen Maids of Honour. I'm working with one shuttle and ball thread - the yellow shuttle is there for the hook. I"m very good at losing small crochet hooks but I figure a bright yellow shuttle will be easier to keep track of.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


We had to go to Kimberley yesterday. It's a much bigger town than our nearest town, there are shops with greater variety and lower prices. Of course I had to visit a couple of them! I wanted beads for a specific project, but it's possible that I got a bit carried away. Such delicious colours. Luckily I didn't get carried away in the yarn shop because it is very tempting. I bought cotton yarn to make myself two tops, knitted or crocheted, I haven't decided yet, and a front door mat. These supplies should keep me busy for a while anyway.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Round 4

I was a bit slow with round 4 of the Spring doily, I've been busy helping in the background of the competitions of the women's organisation I belong to. But I have finished the round, and I love its dainty look! I'm still managing to climb out of round with split chains and  split rings. I hesitate to say I'm enjoying split chains, but I'm pleased to have the hang of them.


Well, Jane Eborall's tat it and see is over, for the last time. Here is Milly, a freshwater mermaid, a very long way from the sea! I love her hair, so clever. Thanks very much to Jane, she puts in a lot of work for the tat it and see, and all of us learn new techniques and ideas.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Day 14

Definitely a mermaid, though Jane's tat it and see is not quite complete yet. My Milly should be able to swim now. I think her tail fins are very clever!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Day 13

Well, we've finished the first part of Jane Eborall's tat it and see. I'm supposing I know what the second part will be, but I could be wrong!