Sorted and Learning to Tat
Thank you friends for your kind comments. The thing that needed sorting has now been sorted thankfully.
Now, turning to arts and crafts, do you ever think that you'd like to learn something one day but that day never seems to come? I've had a long list of such arts and crafts for quite some time but, lately, have been trying to tick a few off. It's about the fact that, unless you believe in reincarnation and, even if you do, there's no proof that it actually exists, we have a limited time within which to do and achieve all that we would like. So, having a list and not ticking them off suddenly seemed the wrong thing and I determined to try at least a few. This is the reason why you've seen only a limited amount of knitting on this blog lately.
I do have several knitting projects which are almost finished, two need grafting and one needs the provisionsl cast on removed and grafting and, as I currently appear to be averse to grafting, they continue, for the moment, to be placed at the back of the queue.
As some of you may know, I have an interest in learning crazy quilting but have very little experience in any of the skills that go towards making a CQ. Nevertheless, I have started with a few small projects and learned a few embroidery stitches and a few weeks ago started to learn tatting as tatted motifs are great for adding to CQ blocks. Here is my second motif.
It's from a free pattern for a baby card which you can find here.
This is worked in Floretta 20 thread which I couldn't work with in the beginning. Starting with thicker thread and moving onto thinner definitely helped. I wasn't really sure, as a beginner, from the pattern instructions how to do the hearts on the outside so I'm hoping I did them right.