Thursday, 19 April 2018

Horseshoe Lace Socks

Well, these took me a bit longer to complete than expected!  It's not a difficult lace pattern but it's still much slower to knit of course than plain knitting.  The pattern can be found here, should you be interested, except I knitted mine from the toe up and made a Fleegle heel (pattern is from the top down, with a re-enforced heel).  She has other nice sock patterns too.

I can't get my camera to pick up the colour right.  The socks look pink but they really are more purple than that in real life.

It was such a gorgeous sunny day today so I went outside with my socks to take photos.



I put my hand inside to stretch the knitting
so you could better see the lace pattern.



And finally...
pink and green... or purple and green
always go so well together,
don't they?



Right, what shall the next project be??

Best wishes,
Frivole

Friday, 13 April 2018

Spring Flowers

Just a quick post to share my lovely tulips with you.  I was putting them in my vase and then thought this little green doily would be just right under the vase.  It looked so pretty and so perfect for spring that I wanted to show you.  You've seen this doily before but it's one of my favourites so I'm happy to show it once more!  The design is just great.  It's by Jan Stawasz.  I like it so much I've been looking for an excuse to tat it again.  Perhaps for my sister-in-law's birthday coming up?




Best wishes,
Frivole

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Another Birthday...

... another pair of socks!  They are my favourite present to make at the moment.  I love wearing hand-knit socks myself and so have great pleasure in making them for close friends and family.


This is the second time I've used this pattern.  I like lacey socks and this 8-row pattern is easy to memorise.

Best wishes,
Frivole

Monday, 2 April 2018

Happy Easter! ... and a few more squares

I'm a bit late with my good wishes but I hope you all had a nice Easter.


I said in my last blogpost that I mailed my squares to Cathy in Brussels... well they never arrived!  My envelope arrived but the squares were not in it anymore.  Looks like someone probably wondered what was inside my thick envelope and decided to check it out as it was open down one side (I can't really see how this could have happened by accident).

Anyway, I'm quickly trying to make a few more and sending them off straight away as I was sad to think I wouldn't get to take part in this big project.  I don't know why but I decided to stick to just two shades of pink this time around.


Best wishes,
Frivole

Monday, 26 March 2018

On Their Way...

I posted my envelope of Brussels Squares last week.  I didn't manage to tat quite as many as I would have liked but it's still nice to be part of this big international project.  I enclosed my wish and hope for women all over the world.

I can't wait to see the finished article in situ!




Best wishes,
Frivole

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Squares for Brussels

Thank you for your comments as always.   I carried on with the top left design from the previous post in the end.  As Muskaan said, the one without centre may not have been sturdy enough, the extra centre ring adding a lot of stability to the design.

12 made so far...




There are many patterns available already for these little 3x3 cm squares, they can be found on the "Let's Tat a Brussels Monument in Pink for Women's Rights" Facebook page is you're interested. I'm adding mine if anyone fancies it.  

Best wishes,
Frivole

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Reverse Quatrain Mod for Brussels

It really doesn't look the same but I've kept the same idea and stitch count.  I tried different centres... which do you prefer?  One has just four picots on a centre ring and only the big rings are joined to it (dark pink, bottom right); one has a larger ring in the middle and all rings are joined to it (dark pink, top left) and lastly, there is one without a centre ring (pale pink).  The fourth one (top right) was an earlier version that didn't work out so well, it was too pulled in towards the middle which made it too small.  The others do measure 3cm x 3cm and as you can see, they will now join easily at the corners.


I suppose it doesn't really matter which I pick and I could make several of each version.  When it's all put together, it's going to be hard to spot individual designs anyway.  I like the idea of a worldwide tatting endeavour and wonder how the finished "fabric" will look!

Thank you for your comments on the previous post.  It's wonderful to read that many of you have been participating and sending off your little squares.  

So what do you think?  Should I make all the same or send off different ones?  Which one do you prefer?  I think my favourite is probably top left (larger ring in centre, all other rings joined to it).

Best wishes,
Frivole