Oy It's been a while

So I've gotten some Tatting done for the challenge.. (motifs 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of the challenge, only 17 more left...) [all xxx will be linked/information on book given when I can get to it)


Maple Leaf from XXX.


Doily from XXX


Bookmark in my old high school colors


Heart from XXX


Snowflake of my own design


Some FOs

The Hemlock Ring Throw

The pattern can be found from The Rainey Sisters her

Hemlock ring

Hemlock ring detail

Hemlock ring

The Second is a pair of Chevalier Socks

The pattern can be found on Ravelry here

Photos to come


3 Motifs and such

First off, I'm a week ahead on my tatting :) Completed Motif 2, 3, and 4 (21 motif's left)

I completed "Second Day of December" from Lene Bjørn's "24 snowflakes in tatting" - needle tatted in Omega size 30.

Second Day of December

Secondly I completed Jon Yusoff's "'Quantiesque' Snowflake" - needle tatted using Lady Shuttlemaker's HDT "Helm's Deep" in size 20.

'Quantiesque' Snowflake

I also needle tatted a ribbon in size 20 Cebelia - color pink - for breast cancer awareness. They will be available for purchase in my etsy store along with AIDS ribbons. 1/2 of the proceeds will be donated to research.


There's knitting finished, but hats are hard to photograph when you have no willing head to put them on... I'll post those later


FOs, Motif 1, the week ahead

So this week was productive, well as productive as I felt like being anyway, which seemed to be productive.

First off, I finished my brother's Habitat Hat. The pattern is on Ravelry.

Habitat hat 2

Habitat hat 2

Secondly, I finished my first motif for the 25 Motif Challenge :) (only 24 more to go, *groan*)

25 Motif Challenge #1

It's shuttle tatted using Omega size 30 thread from HandyHands Tatting. The motif "5th Day of December" from Lene Bjørn's "24 snowflakes in tatting".

Lastly for the week I finished a set of Prototype fingerless mitts I'm titling "Trellis Mitts". I used the basic mitt construction from Smariek Knits Cable mitts (found here) so I had a blank slate and a guide to make a gusseted thumb (because I'm clueless on stuff like that - rather on where to start the increases, how many to increase, etc...).

With the Blank side I wanted to use the trellis from Exartstudent's Claudia hat (found here), but run it all the way up the back side w/ a plain knit plam (i don't like textured palms)

Right Trellis Mitt

Left Trellis Mitt

If you would like to test knit this pattern for me before I submit it to Rav I'd appreciate it :)

Oh! I almost forgot! I started to make Idrija lace. It's a narrow tape type lace and I'm enjoying making my first project, but OMG so many turns in the pricking!!!!!! *pulls hair out*

Here's my mouse (well, what I'd completed when I took the pics anyway)

Idrija Lace Mouse

Idrija Lace Mouse

Oh, and it uses sooooooo many less pairs of bobbins than Torchon.. I ma be in love


This year's plans

So I'm planning on completing the "25 Motif Challenge" in tatting this year. I'm also planning on knitting at least 1 FO a week this for the remainder of the year and blogging here w/ photos at least once a week.

Keep me to this folks!


My Pay it forward :)

The first five (cinq) (cinco) (5) people to respond to this post will get something made by me.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:
Totally ganked from Bombshell Made Redundant's blog.

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. (No refunds… no exchanges!!!!)
2. What I create will be just for you, with love from me.
3. It'll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it's going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. I may even create something totally unbelievable and surprise you!! Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note/post of your own and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to it.
7. Send your mailing address if you don't live close to me! Feel free to email your mailing addy to nathan DOT newby AT gmail DOT com

IMPORTANT: This offer is null and void if I do not see you post your own note to pay this forward.


This is Fiber Side of me

It's just that, the fiber projects that I am working on in conjunction with or at the same time as, my pottery.

Just a few things I worked on this summer.