Monday, June 19, 2017

Ain't too proud to beg

Anyone interested in a trade?

I don't have enough thread to finish my doily.  I think 3 skeins will do it (150 yards), but then again I started this in the first place with not enough so what do I know.  I'll take what I can get.

So if you have some of Marilee's Sugar Maple in size 20 and would like to trade me for some of this yummy thread, please let me know in a comment.  I will pay for your shipping.  (I'm only looking to trade for the Sugar Maple. Otherwise I'll just keep my lovelies for...whatever.)

Lilac Sea.  Have around 75 yards of this.

Lola (150 yards)

Raspberry Sorbet (100 yards and I'll even throw in the bobbin.  Just the kind of gal I am.)

If this doesn't work out, what do you think about using either the yellow or orange below for subsequent rounds?  What's your vote?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Peace Out

My latest purchase from Marilee.  Colorway is Peace, in size 20.  Yummy.  

Have a friend in mind for this thread.  They are HER colors.  Another doily probably.  

(This time I'll make sure I have enough before I start.)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Renulek's Spring 2017 Doily - Round 9 done (definitely going to run out of thread...)

Round 9 is history.

I should have enough thread to do round 10 but then, nope.

I love how the last round of this pattern looks and am bummed I didn't listen to that little voice that said "You know you don't have enough for this project right??".  Stupid voice.

I could use a complimentary color for the rest.  Maybe something red/orange.  I guess I could just try that and see, then get out the scissors if I don't like how it looks.

Decisions, decisions.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Renulek's Snow Doily - Round 2 Done

Finished the second round of Renulek's Snow Doily.  Using Yarnplayer's "Stardate" in size 20.

The!  Looks like neon on the black background.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Renulek's Spring 2017 Doily - Round 8 done

Finished round 8 of Renulek's Spring 2017 doily.  Yarnplayer's hand dyed thread size 20 in Sugar Maple.  This time gave it a little press with the iron (yes I do own one).

This round looked pretty easy but I had a hard time for some odd reason. First time I had to cut out a mistake on this project (and I don't have a lot of thread as it is!).  I had to literally say a little mantra to myself to stop making the same mistake:

Chain.  Ring---Ring.
Chain.  Ring---Ring.
Chain.  Ring---Ring.

Finally got it.  Again, why so hard to remember?  Odd.

So now I'm ready to start round 9 but this could almost stand on it's own don't you think?  If I do run out of thread I can cut down to a row like this that looks good finished.  Game plan for not enough thread is a good idea but before I dove in I probably should have listened to that little voice  that said, "Well.....doesn't look good kid!"

I have less than 100 yards left for this project.  I am going to have to either quit early, or use a complimentary color on the remaining rounds.  Bummer!!

Maybe there is someone out there with a skein (or 2) of this that would like to trade for some of my hand dyed thread that I have single skeins of. Or wouldn't mind selling it to me.  Any takers??  (Long shot but gotta try.)  I have some nice stuff.  Will have to tackle that in another post though since no pics of those yet.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

My Pretty

Because I can never just work on one project at a time, and because the colors were so beautiful I couldn't wait to see what they looked like tatted up, had to try out my new Stardate from Marilee.

This is round one of Renulek's Snow Doily.

Ooo la la.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mother's Day Doily

Made for my mom for Mother's Day.  Had to wait to post this because it was a late gift and just in case she reads this blog, which I don't think she does, but who knows, I wanted to make sure she received it first.

Pattern is by Jan Stawasz.  Don't have the book handy so can't remember the name of it.  He has several patterns with flowers like this.  Isn't it neat?

Thread is Lizbeth size 20, color 164, Blue River Glades.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oh so pretty

Got some new thread today from Marilee Rocklee/Yarnplayer.  Size 20 in color way Stardate. It's even prettier in person.

Sooooo lovely.  I see another large Renulek doily in it's future.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Renulek's Spring 2017 Doily - Round 7

Finished round 7.  Next round is easy peasy too, then gets fancier.  Looking forward to that!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Renulek's Spring 2017 Doily - A close up

Still enjoying this pattern.  I'm doing it in right side/wrong side, except for the first round, in size 20 hand dyed thread from Yarnplayer - Sugar Maple.  Love her colors!!

I'm on round 7 now but no photo yet.  Here's a close up of the first few rounds, unblocked.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Queen of Hearts

Mary Konior's Queen of Hearts from Tatting with Visual Patterns. Made with Lizbeth color 140, County Grape Swirl, size 40.  Right side/wrong side tatting. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Renulek's Spring 2017 Doily - Round 6

Round 6 - Done!

Some "real life" photos, unblocked but I did tie in the ends at least.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Renulek's Spring 2017 Doily - Round 5

Loving how these colors are working out BUT I probably won't have enough thread to finish this. Anyone have an idea whether 250 yards of size 20 thread with minimal mistakes (I hope!) will get this one finished?  That's around 1 1/4 balls of Lizbeth. If not I may end up using a complimentary color for the last round.  A girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do.

This photo....oh lord.  Looks better in person!

Round 5

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Renulek's Spring 2017 Doily - Round 4

Working on Renulek's Spring 2017 doily with some of Yarnplayer/Marilee's hand dyed size 20 thread in her Sugar Maple color way.  Gorgeous!

Here are some photos of round 4, unblocked (and with a bit of pet hair in there for good measure).

Please forgive my not-so-great photography.  Don't have a good set up yet but want to work on that.