5 October 2011

My birthday thread arrived!

On Monday I ordered some thread from Natalie from her Etsy store.  I chose the one called 'birthday' because I just couldn't resist the colours in it!!!  

It arrived around lunchtime on Tuesday by Royal Mail (please note that on this occasion I'm NOT calling it Royal Fail).  That was fast!  So I got out an ez bob, wound it onto that and then grabbed two shuttles.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it!!!

Yes, it's one of the Outside In bells (note to self - MUST get the pattern finished!). 

Doesn't that just BEG you to tat?

Natalie says (by the way, we've only recently met online) that she's going to list more threads today so all you tatters - let's go shop!!!!  Let's face it - we've got to keep those dyers busy, haven't we?  Can't have them sitting twiddling their thumbs or boredom might set in!!!


Later Sally asked me how far the thread would go and it occurred to me that I'd never ever worked that out!!!  Yarnplayer's and most sellers do the size 20 (which is what I usually use) in 50 yard skeins.  The bell below took 6 yards but usually I would make them with a plain thread too which would cut that down to 3 yards.  So how many bells with a contrast thread could you make from one skein?  Roughly 16.  Now I reckon that's REALLY good value.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely bell, worked in lovely thread. Birthday looks like a must-have treat!

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  2. Happy Birthday Jane! Love the bell! Nice color thread too!

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  3. Lovely - looks really good in 'Birthday' have to admit it wasn't my favourite but it looks good tatted up!

    Thanks the info about yardage is useful as I normally just fill the shuttle 'just in case' and end up with waste or winding it back off...

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  4. Happy Birthday!!!!

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  5. The bell looks so pretty and I love the color of the birthday thread!!

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  6. P.s. Happpy Birthday Jane!!! Hugs, Carol Lawecki

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  7. Oh your bell looks great in Birthday thread!

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  8. Happy Birthday Jane!!! So glad to know we share the same birth month :)

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  9. ..oooooooooooh Grinch is having a birthday!!!! ***duck and runzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz to the hills***

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  10. Happy birthday! What a great present.

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  11. ok, did I read your blog wrong? I got that the thread is called "birthday". Not that's it's your birthday.

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  12. Very nice bell, by the way. I like the colors

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  13. No, Madtatter, you didn't read it wrong. The thread is called 'birthday' and it arrived the day before my birthday!! Pure coincidence. Lovely, lovely thread too.

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