Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tatted Cross

I've done a little tatting the last few days.  This is the Large Cross from Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns.  It's pretty large - over 6" long.  It's made in Lizbeth size 20 in Caribbean.

I'm afraid that my knitting has not been so successful.  I knit about 3" on one of  the mittens I was making for Girl Far From Home and then decided it was going to be too small.  So I ripped it out and started again on the next size up needle (a size 6).  That got about 2" and it was clear that it wasn't going to be enough bigger to actually fit a human hand.  So I ripped it and went up another needle size (we are at 7 now) and knit about 4", far enough to have changed colors on the background.  That was looking too big, so I put my hand in it.  Yup.  Too big.  Too big for a large man's hands, let along a young lady's small hand.  So I've now ripped it again and started over on a size 6 needle again.  I've only knit about 4 rows because these mittens are knit from the fingertips up and the increase rows take longer than the regular rows.  I'm getting really tired of knitting these fingertips over and over and the yarn is getting fuzzy too.  I haven't taken any pictures of the progress I've made so far and all of it has been ripped so there is no evidence (except the fuzz on the yarn).  Maybe I'll have enough done to get a picture tomorrow.


Gina said...

The cross is very feminine in those colors. Very nice tat. You have more patience than I do in knitting. If I have to try a second time and it's not working out, the project tends to get abandoned!

Typstatting said...

Lovely cross and I just love the variegated colours they tat up so nice!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love that cross pattern, and the thread you used is beautiful! I've been doing a little knitting... pictures soon!

aafke7 said...

You're on tatting now! How nice to see your family blog! I love the idea of it!
Happy crafting! Groetjes

Dena said...

I have been rebuilding my computer and knitting. Photos one day some day