Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February and it looks like spring, tatting and knitting and spinning are going crazy over here!!







Well, I got another podcast up. It looks like I am good at monthly though I keep trying to get it done bi-weekly...maybe sometime! Thanks to all who listen and especially to those that left (yes, I did solicit it) responses!

The winners of the contest were Trayna and Quiltsalot. Trayna is a tatter from Scotland!! Neat!! Quiltsalot is more of a knitter...we will work on that won't we gals and guys!! Get ya tatting too!! Please send me a email at gjdiwpx@aol.com to let me know where I can send your surprises!!

I am trying to upload some pics but having some trouble. Above is Lucky gasp....biting my knitting!!! Argh! Can't tell ya how often my knitting get lighter all of a sudden only to dicover one of the brood has bitten off the yarn! That is my shawl still in progress. The spinning is on my new Holly from Journeywheel and is spinning a...I must say so myself...incredibly thin Soy Silk I bought at Natural Stitches in Pgh. It is so fine I am going to try to tat it!! Neato!!
To work now...It is Thirsty Thursday so as soon as I iron tomorrows work clothes I am havin a beer like every college kid in the nation...the bad ones that is!! Toootle loo!!

8 comments:

quiltsalot3 said...

Oh Arlene I really won something I am so excited!!! I have always looked at tatting and thought it looked very labor intense but maybe you will inspire me to give it a try! Thanks for all you do for us Knitters and Tatters! Love the kitty and fibery pictures they are great!
Darlene in PEI

Arlene said...
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Arlene said...

Ah...a glimmer of interest!! Gotcha! I am willing to bet if you tried tatting you would like it. At first some say the "flip" is daunting on the shuttle but once mastered...voila!! Off you go!!

Bonnie said...

Arlene, On your podcast you mentioned some referances and pattern books. One I believe was Japanese. Could you please post a link? Thank you for your Podcast. I live in a rural area and appreciate your being able to give some clearity to the internet anomity.

dnaprice said...

Really enjoyed the episode. Can't wait to see pics of your afghan squares. I'll pop on over to Ravelry and see if you posted them yet.

TattingChic said...

Congratulations to your winners. The tatting you've been up do looks very nice.

Terri Sue said...

dear arlene,
i am a new tatter. i just taught myself to needle tat in jan. using barbara foster's book. i had bought it some time ago but hadn't taken the time to sit down with it to learn. about the only thing i can do are simple butterflies. my husband was laid off from his job of 25 years one year ago this march. i have looked on the internet for patterns but most of them use a split ring which i don't know how to do. i am addicted though so i will just continue making my little butterflies.i want you to know i love your podcast. my husband found it for me. he loaded up my ipod with all of the ones that were available. i finished listening to them last night. i was sad when the last one was over. there are people out there listening. i will be looking forwardto your next one. keep it up you are doing a great job.
terri sue

Linda said...

I love all your pretty tatting! Linda