Thursday, January 28, 2010


I've decided that I don't like how the piece for Wrath is turning out. The contrast between the black and the red isn't quite what I was looking for. But instead of scraping the piece, I'm going to complete it. I can use it to complete one of my other projects on my list, a gothic cross for my sister.

I made her one before [you can see it here], but it got lost. I think I'll make the same cross motif as before, but put it on this piece instead. It'll be a little more elaborate than the last one, but that's ok.

As for the wrath piece... well, I guess this just gives me an excuse to buy more thread! :D

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Resurrecting old projects

Last year at some point I started a major tatting project, a series of collar style necklaces based after the seven deadly sins. I finished two of them, and then the project got lost. Now I'm resurrecting it. I'm still excited about the project, even if it's not necessarily something truly innovative. I've enjoyed being able to experiment with these designs.

So the first one I completed, that started the whole idea, is Envy.

The second is Vanity, also known as pride.

And the third that I'm now working on is Wrath.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


So, I know it's a little late to be talking about New Year's resolutions. I don't usually go for that sort of thing. But this year, I think I will. My resolution? To FINISH things! I am notoriously horrible at finishing projects. I start something, get distracted or bored and it ends up languishing in a drawer or closet or at the bottom of a tub for a few years. No more!

So here's my list of projects to finish this year:
Seven Deadly sins collection
Beginner's Handbook- instructional manual
The King and the Dragon - tatting pattern book [started almost THREE years ago!]
Gothic cross necklace - to replace one lost- for my sister
Write up the pattern for tatted feathers

Knitting/crochet [my Ravelry page] :
Change purse for m-i-l
Dragon face balaclava for bonus-nephew
Baby blanket for Rhydian
Los Pequeños Relojos de la Arena socks [I have one done...]
2010 yarn block swap [4 blocks/month]
Winter arm warmers
Dragon plushie

Other crafts:
Sewn cloak for brother
Chain maille dice bag for friend R

And I'm sure there's a few things I'm forgetting. Oh my, what a list! I'd better get started...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Free Pattern: As seen on RogueKnits

I recently got a request for a pattern of a tatted motif that my sister posted pictures of in her blog, RogueKnits. So here it is; the small square motif.


R: 6 - 6 - 3
R: 3 + 6 - 6 - 3
R: 3 + 6 - 6
Ch: 10
[R: 6 + 6 - 3
R: 3 + 6 - 6 - 3
R: 3 + 6 - 6
Ch: 10] X 2
R: 6 + 6 - 3
R: 3 + 6 - 6 - 3
R: 3 + 6 + 6

This motif is very simple. Have fun and play around; you'd be surprised how many other designs can be made from variations of this motif.

Back to the shuttles

Look, I actually got some tatting done! Granted, I started this piece in October. But hey, something is better than nothing.


Coming soon, a requested pattern.