Monday, December 14, 2009

Thread Exchange

I sent out my thread earlier today and it should be in everyone's hands by end of week. I've been procrastinating cleaning house, and today I have cause to put it off:

At top left, from Marcella, is a collection of thread that includes a DMC Perle Cotton in size 12, and a vintage thread from Clark's Boilfast, size 50. Next is from Marji, Lizabeth size 20 Springtime. Thanks to both!

Now that I have them, I don't know what to do with them! Perhaps some pretty ornaments?

I'll post pictures of the cards I sent out later, once they've reached their destination!


Kathy Niklewicz said...

Welcome to the 25 Motif Challenge and to tatting!

I've been trying to read all of your posts, and I get the impression you have many 'irons in the fire' craft-wise and kitchen-wise, plus you're going to school! Kind of reminds me of when I was much younger and tried doing several things at once (minus the kitchen part!), plus making lists of all the things I wanted to make for gifts, etc. I have to admit that at 65 I'm not as 'ambitious' as I was back then!

I applaud your efforts in learning to shuttle tat, and I hope you can also teach your mom, in order continue the family history. I'm also amazed you can needle tat with size 80 thread! It's much easier to use the shuttle for fine threads!

Your snowflakes in your beginning posts are nicely done; and your own drawings and designs are excellent. I'm impressed by the computer drawings themselves. I still can't do those.

Then you jumped right in and started dyeing threads! Amazing!

You're off to a great start with your blog and tatting! Nice to have you aboard.

One other thing: As a knitter I'm curious what your 'new method of knitting' is. Is it the continental style?

Katherinne McKay said...

Thanks for the welcome!

lol, I completely agree. I've always been a bit of an over-achiever. I've always wanted to walk up to someone and introduce myself as a Jane of all trades! I'm finding that this year, it was overly ambitious for my plans for Christmas, but I have a week to get it all done!

After I got started, my mom told me that my great grandmother also tatted and that she had her shuttle. I'm hoping to be able to get her to a point where she can shuttle, since it's easier in my opinion than needle tatting. The size 80 makes my eyes cross!

I hope the patters are easy to follow.. I don't have any friends here that can follow them, since they are all either crocheters or gamers.. Thanks or the compliment!


Thanks for the nice warm welcome!

The new method was a new cast-on that I realized I did wrong.. Can't remember the name of it, bt it's the one where it's a double-needle cast on with little to no tail. Alas, I've always been a thrower and cannot get the continental down! I always seem to switch the yarn to my right hand in the middle of a row!