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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunshine Makes me Happy!!

Yeah for the first campfire of the season
I finished Luna Regina after several months...almost a full year of work..primarily because I had a short attention span. The cats helped block it to make sure I did ok; that's Lucky. I bought the blocking wires from KnitPicks http://www.knitpicks.com/Knitting.cfm. They also had a nice tutorial I just checked out to see. Common sense really but a nice resource. They were really fast at sending it out as well!
Tatting: Back burnered the doily "Cornelia" from Iris Niebach but will start it up again with the same thread because you all told me it looked ok in the vari-black! I will obey the "peeps" 'cause you all know best!!
Look at this edging...Isn't it grreat! I love the Coron 120 (Japanese) and this is Fiordaliso http://lacis.com/catalog/graphic/in04.jpg, the book found at Lacis http://lacis.com/catalog/
Podcast #16 is being loaded. Hope you forgive me rambling on. I was in a really good mood so had to talk about it!! See/hear from you soon!!
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  • Trayna

    I’m SO glad you are happy - it really shows in your voice! Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on the last podcast. I’m still picking up the pressies from you every so often and gazing at them in awe! Thanks again & keep safe Trayna

    Apr 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm
  • Lori

    Hi Arlene, I just found your podcast and listened to them all in a couple of days at work. I have enjoyed them so much! I taught myself to tat about 25 years ago but let it slide when having and raising my five children. Now they are all off to college and I have felt liking taking up tatting again. I’m not sure I can remember how to do it. I’m hoping it’s like riding a bike. That being said, do you have some suggestions for a beginning book I could get and what shuttle is a good one? I know you must be very busy with your new responsibilities at work but I hope you will find some time to get back to your podcasting. They are so great! I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you!

    Sep 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm
  • ajtats

    I personally like David reed Smith shuttles more than what you get in stores but really well made and not to pricey for the long haul. Having said that many love the clovers or susan bates and I think that is great to start. Try Handy hands for sources. My best recommendation to look for books is Lacis or Snowgoose and Handy hands for threads. I would seriously try out youtube and type in tatting demonstrations…I still check it out for spinning and knitting as well!

    Nov 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm