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Thursday, November 17, 2011

I'm Revolting....

This morning, I couldn't take another shingle or brick. I have been house bound for the last three days. So I revolted! I went to the antique mall. All I got was two old handkerchiefs and those weren't even exciting enough to take photos.

So, when I returned, I went in a completely different direction. I decided that I needed to take an inventory of the Christmas sock situation. All year long, I knit. One sock here. A half a sock there....

I cleaned out the knitting basket, where I store all of the half done socks.I found these five pair in various states of unfinished-ness...I know that's not a word, but it describes what I found. I am not saying which socks go to whom. That way it will still be a surprise. Kind of.


Then what happens? Tessie has to be a blabber mouth and show you what is still in the sock basket. Rats! Foiled again!

Just for that, I decided to change courses again and clean out the tatting box...

Darn! There, I found all of these pieces in various states of undone-ness...I am, after all, just practicing. I am getting better at needle tatting. I am now to the bead adding stage!

Having not tatted for years, I am remembering it quickly. In fact, my bead knitting box has now changed into a bead tatting box/bead knitting box. Notice that the bead tatting box comes first in the title...

My only problem is, Tessie keeps following me around and telling on me. This time she sat in the box of thread and kindly pointed out, "There sure is a lot of thread left in here. I could use a couple of doilies and maybe a bedspread or two...". Somehow it always come around to the task of making something for her.

Don't tell her that I bought the hankies for her. I am not happy with the stiffness of the dress that I just made her.

But since I have vowed not to do any minis today, I can't tell her that or I would be breaking my vow.

I am going back now and finish at least one pair of socks. That's my goal for today. The second pair from the left only need a toe knitted. I can at least do that much before Tessie finds the hankies. Wish me luck!

See you tomorrow.

11 comments:

Lucille said...

Your socks are so very nice and well done! And, that tatting is gorgeous. It must be so difficult to do, what with the small thread you have to use. I am putting in an order for 2-ply wool, mini knitting patterns, a size 14 knitting needle and I will try to satisfy my craving for mini knitting. I found this wonderful store online called bitstobuy and they have everything I want. I'll even get some kits. If this works out, LOL, I will be so proud of myself.

Morena Ciambra Dreamartdolls said...

Such fun! I love the socks! I've never tried tatting. I have a tool that was given to me but I just could not figure it out. Hope you will show us when you get to it....some day...lol! Glad you took a day off. Hope you go back to working on the house. Can hardly wait to see more. Hugs, Morena

Caseymini said...

Good luck with the mini knitting, Lucille.

Morena, I have lots of shuttles, but I am liking tatting with a needle much better than shuttle tatting. It is easier, goes faster and not as many knots to untangle. It is exactly the same finished product too.

Cheryl said...

My goodness Casey. You sure are good at a lot of different types of arts and crafts. Wish I had half your talent.

dale's dreams said...

Can I put in a request for socks? lol :)

Caseymini said...

Sorry Dale, the socks are done for family only....Maybe if you were elegible for adoptionl....?LOL

Cate and David said...

Do you know about the beekeepers quilt? It uses sock yarn! I'm having so much fun with it, but I'm not making any socks! :D
Cate

dale's dreams said...

Eh, you'd have more trouble with me than Tessie. I'd be all in your supplies, be asking if I could have this or that, or demanding you make me something. lol, you do not want to adopt me! But, I would love to be adopted by You! :)

Caseymini said...

It sounds like I should be happy with Tessie, Dale.LOL I don't think that I could stand up against the two of you together!

dale's dreams said...

Now you know why I love Tessie so much. :)

I'm thinking the sockes would be the easiest route. ;)

Lataina said...

Wow, Casey the tatting really is gorgeous. I love the one with the lighter colors. =)