Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Off the Shuttle: Tatted Bird Paperclip Bookmarks

I've been making bookmarks for the 2014 NCRL Spring Lace Day and got carried away. After I finished the batch for the event's goody bags, I made the ones below to give out over the holidays. Sometimes having an obsessive personality is useful when one has to make a lot of duplicates.

The pattern is Sharren Sarver Morgan's. I  omitted the middle tail feather called for in the pattern on my birds. It was less fiddly for me to skip it and, really, it's not a noticeable omission. The thread is Lizbeth size 20 in Christmas Delight #116. Jumbo paper clips are from Staples.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Off & On the Needles: Snakes!

I'm making a Medusa hat for my sister (the owner of the roasted chicken hat I made a while back). It requires a lot of knitted snakes, but no pattern is posted on the Web. After a couple of tries, I settled on a leaf pattern for the head and I-cord for the body. I'll post more details and a photo when I complete the project.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Yarn Harlot Coming to the Triangle!

Got my registration in for Stephanie Pearl McPhee's talk in Chapel Hill on December 6th! Stephanie is the author of the Yarn Harlot blog and several books of essays on knitting. Can't wait to hear/see her in person.