Friday, 12 February 2010
Truth is, like most cats, if it's warm enough, still enough, and not too much effort to get to, it'll get sat on. Me tatting provides pretty much all of that. However, Tigger has trained himself to ignore shuttles. Unfortunately our other cat still gets an insane gleam in his eye if he's on my lap and one dangles within batting distance (or I'm two-shuttle tatting and one gets dropped on him).... I have to face him the other way and pat him 'til he forgets about it if I want to keep my lapwarmer. =)
This pattern looks so good on Tigger...would lacy cat coats catch on do you think? =)
I've probably messed it up for using for a show now, but it was worth to see that "I look GOOD in this" look on that furry little face. It had some accidental scorch marks on it from the initial blocking that I had to wash out (grumblemumblestupidstuffupgrumble), so it's not really show worthy anymore anyway (washing's a bit of a no-no for shows down here).
That's it for now.... Hopefully I'll have one of my other UFO hankies that I've been too lazy to stitch up done soon. =)
Sunday, 7 February 2010
I'm afraid this post probably has a bare minimum of tatting content, so feel free to skip over.
My apologies in advance for the huge, rambling length of this, at least hopefully it'll be out of my head!
The full version (in Andrew's words) is at http://www.wongaparkcfa.au.eu.org/KinglakeRescue.html
There are also pics of his crew.
Friday, 5 February 2010
I've started cycling through UFOs..... I have an abundance of hankies that have stalled in the final stages.... The tatting's not the problem it's the attaching!
I know there's other ways than stitching, but it gives an effect I like. But I really hate doing it...
Anyway, here's first cab off the rank. It's a combination of black size 80 DMC special dentelles, and something that might be some pretty ancient J&P coats ( I can't remember and the cardboard doodad has fallen out.)The edging's hardly even a pattern, its meant to be plain and sturdy, as this will be an "everyday" hankie (i.e. must survive the washing machine every week.) I just like the match of colours between the hankie and the J&P thread. Only put the black chain in as I didn't want multicoloured picots attaching to the black cloth....
I'm also putting in a pic of my latest useful toy.... Not sure what it's really called, I got it in an chemist shop's pre-xmas cleanout.... I just call it the 'globe magnifier', and it's very useful when trying to pick up doing a piece from 6 months ago for which you didin't write down the stitch count (or can't relocate the pattern).... =)
Well, Tigger the tat cat has moved in for the evening, so I guess I'd better oblige him by doing some tatting. =)