Monday, August 21, 2017

August Travels



Last week we took a four day trip to Wells Beach, Maine.  My husband has been going there forever as his father is from that area.  It is a wonderful place to be.   

I am fortunate in that I can knit and tat while my most handsome is driving.  This is a picture of my picot gauge attached to the small hook that I use.  I put the two together in the car so that they wont get lost.  But, one repeat into tatting on Renulek's doiley, they decided to escape together.  They slid down between the car seat and the console.  I couldn't find them until we stopped 2 1/2 hours later at our usual stop on the Mass Pike. 

Yes, it is duck taped together.  I sat on it once and broke the tip.  I have other picot gauges but I really like this the best.  It is thin.  The new ones like this are thicker.  The Clover ones that come as a set I do like but I don't want to have more than one to loose in the car.


Thankfully I had this "Idiots Dishcloth" to finish up.  It was done by the time we stopped.  I even had the ends sewn in.


Here is row #12 finished on my #40 doiley.  One more row and it is done.


Here is the doiley made in #20 thread.  Row 13 and this is the greased lightening row.  It is going a lot faster than I expected.  I had to remember how to do the onion ring.  This doiley is the first time that I have made an onion ring.  I did make one wrong, different than the others.  I had made four the night before and when I started up the next day I could not remember what I did.  It is OK that it is different.  That means that it was hand made, not perfect but made with love.

 

 Only seven repeats to go! 


Have a grand day.



5 comments:

  1. May be we need to hang the gauge on a lanyard around the neck on trips :-D
    Your doilies are coming along beautifully with the end in sight!

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    1. I have thought of that. But, I can see me getting all twisted up with it hanging in front of me and then caught in the tatting? :-( Will have to think about that idea.

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  2. Beautiful, truly beautiful. I don't know why it's an idiot's dishcloth but I love it!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. The dishcloth is an old knitting pattern that has always had that name. It is the easiest thing to knit (great for the car), absolutely no remembering a pattern. Knit with increasing and then decreasing. Done

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  3. Great dishcloth and truly beautiful doily!!! :)

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