A couple of false starts

Yesterday I realised with a shock that it’s been over a month since I last posted. There have been several reasons for this, but it’s mainly because I had a couple of false starts with projects, which has slowed me down this last month.

I have made quite a few projects using my ‘fairly-newly-acquired’ tatting skills, so I thought it was time I attempted something a bit more ambitious. So I decided to have a go at tatting some lovely baby booties for one of our neighbours who had just had a baby. Having scoured the internet, I found a beautiful pattern on the Shuttlebirds blog that was first published many years ago, but has been updated to make it easier for beginners to follow. It’s a great pattern, with lots of photos, so I felt fairly confident. I had brought a large ball of cream thread with me, so I got my shuttle out and set to work.

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A crochet hook roll: my very first tutorial

Last week I spent a lot of time beavering away to make a crochet roll as a birthday present for my daughter who has just taken up crocheting. I was really pleased with the result:

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I took photos as I went along, and so I thought I would make a tutorial to share. Please feel free to take a look, and let me know what you think.