Monday, 8 October 2012
Monday, 1 October 2012
Friday, 28 September 2012
I think this decision was based on the fact that among the shuttles I had purchased, there were some beautiful wooden ones with my name engraved. And I really wanted to try them out.
I found a very nice introductory book on tatting, with a CD course included. The book was called "Learn to Tat" by Conny Ellison. It was a good introductory book, and it did not take me too long before I could tat most of the projects in the book. The pictures you see is the production I had during my four day stay in Venice. That is, tatting is fast both to do and to learn.
Monday, 17 September 2012
The Greta Garbo pattern was made for a shawl which was knitted for Greta Garbo. Most of the patterns dedicated to famous persons is given to them when they are visiting Estonia. Not this pattern. According to the story, the shawl was sent by mail to Greta Garbo (in Hollywood) in the hope that she would use it. It is a lovely pattern, which comes in many varieties. I chose this one, which I found in Nancy Bush's book "Knitted Laces of Estonia".
Monday, 27 August 2012
Monday, 20 August 2012
Knitted Laces of Estonia". This edging require some consentration on the pattern, but the most complex stitch is to knitt tree stitches togeter.
Monday, 13 August 2012
Monday, 6 August 2012
These are easy patterns to knit. The largest challenge knitting this shawl was to keep track of where one pattern ended and the next started, but with some markers it was easy enough. These are fun patterns to knit, both for novices and more experienced lace knitters.
Monday, 23 July 2012
When I was in London last fall, I found a beautiful yarn from Haiku called A-32B silk mohair kusa. Unfortunately, they only had some leftovers left. I bought everything where they had enough of the same colour for an entire shawl. They also had two lovely pink shades, but not enough of each to make an entire shawl. Thus, I decided to make a shawl with different shades of pink on the centre and the outer border.