Tuesday, January 29, 2008

And so it continues....

Once upon a time, I was content to occasionally do some simple embroidery. Not anymore. Once the fiber bug bit me a year and a half ago, that was all she wrote. It started simply enough - crocheting a few things with some inexpensive yarns. Simple projects - hats, dishcloths, scarves and the like. Then I decided to move on to something a bit more challenging - thread. I haven't done a whole lot of it, but what I have done, I have really enjoyed. After that, it was on to the pointy sticks. While they haven't been mastered yet (the pointy sticks hurt my wrists horribly), I decided it was time to try out yet another fiber discipline - tatting. It's slow going, but,admittedly, I have only just started tonight. Still, it's something I want to master.

I'm not doing it just because I want to try to attempt as many things as possible. Actually, my little sister is getting married in October, and I am making her garter. I have a crocheted pattern that I think I like, but I found a tatted one that I adore. I'm hoping that it's something I can pick up as quickly as I picked up crocheting, and that this isn't an insane goal. Besides, tatted lace is just so very lovely. I would love to tat (is that the correct term??) something for my grandmother for Christmas.

In other news, I'm working on (almost finished, actually, thank goodness) a scarf for my mom's birthday. It's going to be late, seeing as how tomorrow is her birthday, though. I think it's going to turn out wonderfully, though. It's a soft, fluffy, light purple heather yarn that is just delicious.

I also am about to start on a gift for Hans. He's not much for crocheted items, but he liked the Fit To Be Tied, so who knows. I'm going to buy a very special yarn to make it, something that he'll actually use. I can't wait to get the yarn and get started! I love the thought of creating something for Hans that he may actually use.

Hmmm.... What else is going on right now? Not a whole lot. Life is busy, what with being PTA president, a Girl Scout leader and having cookie sales going on, plus Hans being out of town almost all the time. It's tough to find time to play with all my yummy yarns. Still, I make time. h

1 comment:

Sharon said...

There are tatting demos on my website that show you how to tat. If you don't have an instructor with you, begin with chains using 2 colours of size 10 thread. That way you cansee the stitches and working with 2 colours lets you self correct because any stitches that aren't flipped won't slide and the key to tatting is knots that slide.