Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dweams and Dwums

I tatted the first couple rounds
of this motif after Baby Doll
had woken me up
several nights in a row,
frightened of her "dweams."

That accounts for the 
(in my mind)
lumps where I hid the thread ends.
Cheaters, a magnifying glass
and squinting were
not enough for these tired eyes to see.

Baby Doll began running a tempie (fever)
about the time I was debating
whether to chuck the motif
or keep tatting.

A (fairly) quick trip to the doctor
explained those "dweams."
Baby Doll had an ear infection
a virus - she likes to multitask.

So the last two rounds were tatted
over several nights, sitting on the floor by the sofa
(which is apparently the BEST sick bed in the house),
while Baby Doll fell asleep
watching Little Bear,
after being assured
that there would be no more

And now...
the "dwums" are healed,
the "dweams" are done,
but there's STILL a baby on my sofa
when bedtime comes.
But that's not ALL bad...

The motif is No. 15 - Rosette of Tatting, from Old-Fashioned Tatting Patterns, Book 1, edited by Barbara Foster.  It was another enjoyable tat, and the perfect relaxation for a worried mind.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Baby Doll's "Spa Day" & Tat Time for Mama

This is No. 52 - A Tatted Edging from
Edited by Barbara Foster.
LOTS of pretty patterns in this book!

I was using up some thread left over on a shuttle
while waiting for Baby Doll at the
manicurist dentist.
She LOVES the dentist,
but I was afraid the honeymoon would be over
after yesterday's appointment
because she needed a filling.
She was happy as a lark after her appointment though,
with painted nails, a bouncy ball and a balloon bird, 
and her "special cleaning" went very well.
On the sock front,
we have a HEEL!
Erm, and a couple little holes,
and it is kinda tight
the good news is that I think I know
where I made my mistakes
like I said, we have a HEEL!
So we're still in the game...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bee in My Bonnet or Sloth in My Socks?

learned the basics of knitting,
I got a bee in my bonnet
to make some socks for my Dad.
I thought,
I had found a hobby
which I could share with him.

But in an effort to be
I decided to make socks for
Baby Doll first.

Little Feet = Little Commitment

Good thing because
I tat slowly,
I sew slowly,
I do whatever I am doing slowly,
and it appears that knitting is no different.

I figure that at least by knitting little socks
I will reach the point of messing up
and learning lessons from it more quickly
and perhaps
I will then be able to begin
knitting Dad's big ol' size 12 socks...
I'm making socks from Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.  I am a total rookie knitter and have been amazed that I have made it this far.  This book has a great method and very effective instructions.