søndag den 1. august 2010

What have I been up to

It feels like forever since I last posted on this blog. Since last time I've been working on a thingie to put a cell phone in. A floral motif that will be attached to a "leather" purse. I tried to make the motif first, but came to realize that I need to make the purse before it makes sense to tat. WHY, OH WHY do you always have to crawl before you can run a marathon? Needless to say, my cell phone thingie is now in my you-ought-to-do-this-now basket, where it will probably stay for some time, since another exiting thing has happened:

My old friend who has always been a career kinda girl announced that she is pregnant! That ofc. gives me an unique opportunity to foist tatted baby stuff on her. There are so many adorable things to make, and I doubt my 9-year old son will appreciate a tatted collar, so this might be my only chance to tat some baby stuff and actually have someone to give it to. Here is a work in progress pic. of a cap made from a vintage pattern (1940'ies):

I hope I will be done within the next couple of weeks. It's hard to tell on the picture (I think) how much of the work that is actually done, but I actually only need 2 more rows and then 1 round or something like that. Oh, and please note the beautiful picture without red blobs or blurring, all thanks to this thread!! \o/

The pattern is called "Exquisite Baby Cap" and it can be found in "The Tatter's Treasure Chest".

 On a none-tatting related note: I've also been on a summer vacation. Mostly visiting relatives - my son has 6 great grand parents and 4 grandparents that we needed to visit, but we also found time to a trip to Legoland. The best pics from the trip has got to be the view from where we were staying, and a wonderful sign from Legoland. If you do not know the context of the sign, it looks more than just a little weird: