Wednesday, October 31, 2012

more progress

So, I FINALLY FINISHED MY GEOMETRY CLASS!!!! I don't even want to count how many months it took me to finish that thing, but it was somewhere around four or five, when it normally takes me about a month to finish a class -exhausted wheeze-

So yeah, I'm happy =D

Anywho, I've been working on my various projects, and here's how I'm doing so far:

So, before I was a tad worried about how that sixth round would turn out, but I'm liking the effect so far. I'm almost done with this round, but I'm still rummaging around my head for some new ideas for the next round =D =D

What do you think about Wiggles? And before I forget, I realized that you might not be able to tell what color I'm using. For the record, it's actually a really dark purple that I absolutely love =D


Saturday, October 27, 2012


So, I started working on the 6th round of Anna's Doily, and I'm still not sure about it, but I'm giving it a shot, thinking the overall effect might change when it's done:

And I finished the third round of NanaRama!! I really like the way it looks, a little less "out there" than Anna's Doily.


Monday, October 22, 2012


I just realized that I finished the latest round of Evelyn's Doily like a week ago and forgot to post the picture! *gasp*

I'm thinking of redoing it, and changing some details here and there to make it more stable and possibly more uniform

That out of the way, say hello to a crappy picture of round 2 of NanaRama (plus a little bit of a failed 3rd round since I forgot to take a picture before I started it =S)

Aaaaand and update on Wiggles 0.o


Friday, October 19, 2012

I've been thinking...

Remember that piece of green needle lace I was working on a few months ago? And remember how I said I'd have to put needle lace on the back burner because of my eyes?

So I started thinking about it the other day. See, I'm generally the kind of person that thinks of unfinished projects as scabs staring up at me waiting to be picked, an itch I can't scratch, or a box that  says "DO NOT OPEN".

I know that everyone has their physical limitations, but I got to thinking that it wouldn't be so terribly bad if I only did like three rows of stitches a day (which, since I'm still working on the first part of the border around the center is like... 24 stitches max).

Well, I tried it today, and maybe three rows is pushing it. My eyes started aching right away =(. I might try two tomorrow.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Meet Wiggles

Soooo, after I finished the practice circle, I decided that I might as well try out the few tape lace techniques I'd learned on Youtube. Also, THANK YOU BOLILLOTECA for your video!!!! It's in Spanish, but living in Mexico tends to help in that aspect... anywho, all of the tape lace videos I'd previously seen had been in Italian, but (thank you God!) the lady who made them added text to her videos instead of narrating to explain what she was doing!!! I love Google Translate =D

I have the feeling that I've gone through that story before... but yeah...

So meet Wiggles:

Here, you see Wiggles on paper, right after I'd drawn her up and gotten a little light headed from holding my breath against that nasty sharpie smell.

*Note: Does anyone know of any low-no odor permanent markers?

Oh well.

Here's Wiggles already pinned to Camile.

I have hope for Wiggles. Hopefully all goes well, but I have had a wee bit of trouble trying to figure out how many pairs to use. The first time around I didn't hang enough, but I hadn't gone too far so I just went back and added some. Though now I think I'm using too many =S

Oh well. I'll figure it out eventually.


Monday, October 15, 2012

sometimes i forget

I've been talking a lot about tatting recently, but I have been working on bobbin lace and it may have occasionally slipped my mind to post anything about it...

Recently, I've decided to try to move away from grid-based lace and try to tackle part laces. Despite not having any books on any specific type of part lace, I have managed to scrape together a few techniques thanks to Lety and of course, Google Translate.

I just finished (like an hour before I typed this up) a practice which turned out pretty good (in my opinion) for a first time:

Progress!! ^_^

Alllsoooo, meet:


They're both in their first round (and I'm not sure what comes next if I'm being honest =S )

P.S.--> These pictures were all taken with my phone, so bear with me on the crappy quality ;-)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Corner #4!

All the corners are done! Now let's just see if I can figure something out for the 6th round...

What do you guys think of this one? I'm a little more than halfway through the 3rd round, but I'm really liking the arches. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

i think it's genetic

So the other day, I was just thinking about what my mom was telling me about my grandma (she died a few years before I was born), and how she apparently did everything from whitework, to knitting, to crochet, to needle lace and apparently to tatting.

Is it, perhaps... genetic? I started out doing this stuff because my mom mentioned once that her mom used to do something that sounded like either carickmacross or whitework... and it just sort of spiralled out of control.


Anywho, while I'm here I might as well give you guys an update =D

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

slow, but steady

Update on Anna's Doily 2.0 and Evelyn's Doily 2.0!!!!

I've been tatting away (when I should've probably been doing some homework.....shh) and trying to figure out a corner that I'm trying to make for it, as I've decided that I want to be all fancy and stick separate motifs on the 4th round to make said corner:

What do you think?:

I tried to add more to the corner, but the various bits and scraps in my trash can will give testament to my mild impatience that day...

Also, I've been working on this thing for so long that I think I'm starting to dread that color.

Alllsoooo I've been retatting Evelyn's Doily, since I noticed that in flattening the previous one, the 2nd round was pulled out of shape (remember a certain irritating bowling...?) and consequently pulled the 1st round out of shape as well =(

So I scrapped the little piece of biscuit and decided for a simpler 2nd round (seen above)  which has actually allowed me to make a totally kick ash awesome 3rd round (that is if it doesn't bowl).  Hopefully, I'll have the third round and Geometry finished within two weeks.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Anna's Doily 2.0

Soooo, I've finished the 4th round of Anna's Doily, but because of the way it turned out I'm kinda stumped on how I'd add a new round for I'm just gonna repeat the pattern and attach each square when such a time arises, or maybe make a larger corner... not sure yet, but will post pictures once I figure it out!


 I dare say I like it =D  I edited the parts to the sides of the diagonal corners, and above the vertical and horizontal corners and the stitch count also underwent a little fiddling here. I think overall it looks cleaner, and since the corners are more pronounced it has a cool star/diamond thing going on =D

Here you see version 1 and version 2 side by side, and if you look closely you can see some of the smaller differences.