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Friday, September 10, 2010

And the winner is...

Waterdew!!!

Congratulations on winning. Your ball of thread will go out in the mail sometime next week! Please take some pics when you make something out of it.

Thanks everyone for entering!!! It was really exciting and fun to pull the winner.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Giveaway


Hi all,

I am sponsoring a giveaway. Comment below for a chance to win one 10g ball of DMC Perle Cotton in size 8. It's a beautiful navy blue color. All you have to do is comment below. I will then draw the names out of a bowl, and the winner will be announced on my blog. The comments period will end at midnight on September 9th, and I will do the drawing on Friday September 10th.
Hope you all like this giveaway!!!:-)...


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sock Loom


You're probably wondering what the picture is of. I won't keep you in suspense any longer- it's my brand new sock loom!!!:-)...

I have always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet socks, but for some reason, I never got around to doing it. I have loom knitted hats in the past, but never a sock. This loom is by Knitting Board, and it came with a DVD that shows you how to use the loom. I think knitting the heel and toe will be the hardest/trickiest part, but hopefully it turns out okay.

I have also been playing around with my new tatting shuttle. It's a wooden one with a crochet hook on one end, and it appears to be vintage. The opening for the thread is very narrow, and so it won't accomodate size 10 thread, but it works pretty well for size 80, and Lizbeth thread. It's a nice lightweight shuttle.

Well, what have you all been up to? Keep me posted!!!:-)...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tatted Candy Cane Doily


Hi all, what have you been up to? Lately I have been tatting a candy cane-inspired doily for the holiday season. It is sure to brighten up your home decor. It is my own pattern. I tried adding an extra round, but after a few rings and chains, I didn't like the look of it, so I left it as is. It is available for sale in my etsy store- www.artikaur.etsy.com

What do you think of it? It is a very simple doily, made out of size 10 crochet cotton thread, and I can make it in other colors. What other color combos do you think people would like? Do you think doilies are outdated? Would anyone buy it? I guess only time will tell :-)