Sunday, June 26, 2011


Well, the tatting of the snood is finished.  It was not well tatted by any means (I was using Clea crochet cotton I found at a local yarn shop- it likes to come apart which is not appreciated when tatting).  Also, this was just to try out the idea, so I was not aiming for perfect.  I was also impatient, which means that the last two rows were never blocked and therefore are rather bumpy.

My original plan was to put ribbon through the long picots I had on the last round.  However, I found it too difficult to tie the snood on like that, without having the knot or bow in the front, which I did not like the look of.  I found a black elastic headband, but since the tatting was done, and it was a closed circle and could not be threaded through, I tied the headband to the long picots with bits of thread.  The headband made it much easier to put on.

It still seems to take some skill to put the snood on and keep one's hair looking decent inside.  One trick I found online was to put on an inexpensive hair net first.  This worked really well at keeping my fine hair inside the snood.

 (My apologies for the less than perfect blurring jobs- my living room is messier than I would like shown on the internet!  And I would like to maintain some anonymity- if that is even possible these days.)

Smile everyone, Laivine

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New Books!

I just got two new tatting books in today!  My brother had bought me a gift certificate for my birthday and I used it to buy tatting books. :) 


Both look like they have some great patterns for me to try out, I can hardly wait!  (I need more shuttles so I can have more projects on the go at once! hehe)

Have a great day everyone, Laivine

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Present from th Lace Lovin' Librarian

Just the other day (fortunately before Canada Post locked out their employees), I received a hankie in the mail from Diane, the Lace Lovin' Librarian.  A couple weeks ago she had a giveaway of some of her vintage hankies for interested tatters, and I asked for one and she sent it to me!  I am very excited, it should be fun tatting my first hanky edging!  Here are some photos of the pretty hankie:

 Note the pretty card she sent it in....

And a close-up of the design- yellow is such a happy colour, which is why I picked this hankie.

Now to find the right thread and pattern!  (The pattern will probably be easier- no one sells tatting thread in my area!)

Have a great day everyone, Laivine