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Some thoughts and some FOs...

Posted on 2007.04.19 at 17:32
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"Some thoughts" equals random babbling:

I have started a couple new projects since last time I wrote anything here. Just pieces of embroidery really, I have no idea what I'm going to do with them once the embroidery is done. Especially since I'm a bit hampered by my lack of funds; I have to make things out of the materials I have. All of which are leftovers from the previous embroidery spree a couple of years ago and therefore in colours I no longer like... So far:

Needle lace: I have done two tries on a small bookmark pattern I found on the net. The first try have been put away, never to see the light of day again. The second try is actually rather nice, so now I'm fiddling about with making a fun pattern for my next piece. Quite possibly a bat.

Medallion thingie... A round "medallion" with a tribal tattoo pattern in red on a blue background. (See above for explanation of the very much "not me" colours) Uses stem stitch as a fill stitch, so it's going to take me a while to finish.

"Blackwork" experiment: I put Blackwork in quotes since it's actually white on blue, not black on white. But the techniques are genuine blackwork, Elizabethan style. (Link to a not too clear example, best I could find in a hasty search)It's coming along nicely, so nicely I'm starting to regret my rather bad pattern drawing - I inteded it as a try-out piece, but it works better than I thought. O well. At least it's fun.

As I wrote in the other journal, my brother came home for Easter. Since he brought a digicam I talked him into taking some photos for me. :-)

Hereby I present to you some examples of possibly the funniest kind of knitting in existence: Lace tablecloths.

Item the first:
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Star doily, my first ever try at knitting lace table coverings. Not a very wise choice, since tha pattern turned out to be mostly errors after a certain point. This is why the outer star petals are solid in the ends; I could get the shape right on my own, but not the patterning. It's rather pretty anyway I think.

Item the second:
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"Azalea" from Kinzel's First book of Modern Lace Knitting. Wonderful books (I also have the sequel) with lots of pretty patterns.

Then there is needle felting, which also is fun. And with lots of potential for personal injury; it involves very sharp barbed needles. :-)

Two pretty flowers:
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One purple...
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and one red.


chigrima at 2007-04-19 18:57 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, such lovely flowers! <3 <3 <3
kseenaa at 2007-04-21 18:02 (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Those flowers are just... WOW... I really love those. :-D
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