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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Ex pat Yorkshireman living in North Wales. Married to Heather. Two dogs, Two cats

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

16/17 and 18

Started on an edging but messed it up so many times I ran out of thread. Looks like I will have to visit Mother in law and Sister in law. They are only five minutes from Roseground.
Finca perle size 16, strange variagation the white shows up every few feet but omly for a few inches.


I hope this is not classed as cheating!! Its No 1 revisited once again Finca perle 16. Can anyone tell me how to get the last chain interwoven with the other two. might look a bit Celtic that way.


BJ strikes again!! She sent me some King Tut Quilting thread. By heck that is so fine. So I doubled it up for this Pentagram? Enjoyed working with it. I break threads a lot because I play a guitar and have long nails on my right hand and particularly strong ones on my thumbs.

Friday, 25 January 2008

No 15/25 and my tatting kit

Above is my tattiong kit. goes wherever I go. Glasses case, silent tatter, aero shuttle, Scissors, dowell for winding on to the silent, and the tangled mess of whatever i'm working on at the moment. There's normally a 0.6mm crochet hook as well but I think it's down the back of the sofa at the moment!!

My first Heart, which on looking at it in a photo seems a bit unbalanced may do again.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

25 challenge 13 and 14


Round 1

R 10 quarter inch picot 10, RW Ch 5-5-5-5, RW R 10 + picot R1 10, RW Ch 5-5-5-5, Repeat for total of 4 rings and chains.

Round 2

Ch1 + to 1st picot of a chain. 5-5-5-5 + to 3rd picot. Ch2 5-5 + to 1st picot next chain Repeat all way round.

Round 3

SR + to picot on small chain. 5-5/5-5, Chain 10-5-5-10, RW R 5+ 2nd picot larger chain, 5

RW Ch 10-5-5-10 RW, R 5-5+5-5 RW. Repeat all way round

Round 4

Ch +to 3rd picot of chain 5-5-5+ to first picot next chain. 5+ to 2nd picot 5+ to 3rd picot.

Repeat all way round.

Finish each round in desired pattern (I'm still stuck on anything more complicated than cut and tie!!)


Slightly Maltese cross

Round 1

SR 5-5/5-5, Ch 5-5-5+5-5-5+5-5-5+5-5-5+ to base of SR, SR5+5/5+5, Ch 5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5, RW

R 5+10+5, RW Ch 5+5-5-5-5-5-5-5. Repeat all way round

Last Ch 5+5-5-5-5-5-5+5+ to base of SR