I rounded the first corner on the Rectangle Doily. I'm not really happy with my tatting at the moment, it's not very smooth or even. But I will persevere. It also really needs pressing a bit but I've not done it yet. Still, this is a great piece to take around with you as there is no pattern to remember, it's all sequences of 4 stitches. Really easy.
I finished the crochet top I was making for my daughter (I finished it during the holiday but had not taken photos yet). All ends darned it and washed now, it's ready to give away. It's Ada Lacy Shells top by Vicky Chan.
This photo doesn't do it justice.
I think it will look very pretty worn over a camisole.
And another photo to show the pretty pattern:
In fact I liked it so much when I finished it that I decided to make myself one... guess in what colour?
I've been having a bit of fun with my crochet hooks too.
They so much more comfortable to hold with a bit of extra girth.
Playing with polymer clay for my hooks inspired me to try something new: I decided to have a go at making a clay cane... just for a bit of fun.
I tried a sort of flower.
This is how big it was at the beginning.
And then you "reduce" it, working to thin the cane
hopefully without distorting the pattern too much.
And you keep pressing and rolling....
Until you have a tiny flower
(or as big or small as you wish to make it)
The design runs all the way through
so you can slice your cane and use the slices
to decorate things or to make jewellery.
So that was my fun little experiment for this week. If I had more time... Some artists make amazing looking canes and millefiori designs. I find it fascinating.