Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hello there...

Hello all!  I know I haven't contributed much this summer, but I have been following what you all have been doing.  Such lovely stuff!  Other than Martha's fabulous block critters, the tatting bug hasn't been biting. It's been all about crochet. Until today, that is.  I saw Diane's rendition of Anne B's Dragon Wing Doily and just HAD to do one for myself!
Isn't it beautiful?  Such vibrant colors!  I used Yarnplayer's hand dyed thread size 80 in 'Brilliant Sunset' with some pink Miyuki 15/0 seed beads on the picots.  It measures 2-7/8" (7.3 cm) across.  Now I just need to find a really small bud vase or votive holder.

I've been trying to ignore the fact that autumn is right around the corner and I've done a pretty good job of it.  But I couldn't help but notice that the leaves on the big maple at the end of the driveway are beginning to turn colors.  *cries*  While autumn is pretty and smells nice, it also means winter is too close for comfort.  Snow, sleet, ice, and scarves...

The first of many I'll be crocheting this year.  This is the Boteh scarf from Interweave Crochet.  I used Bernat Baby Jacquards Florals yarn.  It's hard to tell from the picture, but the yarn stripes itself into flowers and leaves(the pink/white/green).  The yarn is even prettier when knitted, something I have yet to learn.  

Well, bye for now.  I'll try not to go so long between tatting posts!