27 April 2012

Spring is in the air!

Before I start today - just to let you know that blogger (bless them) are having problems with scheduled posts.  A lot of us are finding that our posts (which we've set to go at certain times) just ain't behaving.  Easy to get around if you've got a brain and are near a computer at the time or shortly after - but ..........

Even OG's like me get mildly excited when Spring shows itself!!!  
After the flurry of sorting out all the patterns I submitted for a teaching job at Palmetto I wanted/needed pure relaxation and a thought occurred to me!!

I usually (as  you've probably noticed) use number 20 threads for most things as this is what was readily available in local shops when I was a kid.  I also think it's ideal for most of what I use my tatting for - throwing in boxes in the cupboard!!!  Seriously I do wear/use a lot of my stuff and I find this thickness is wearable and washable.

BUT I DO love using size 40 and finer and love size 80 too.  So for pure relaxation I turned this time to size 40.  I have been a very spoilt old git over the past few years by people sending me lots of lovely HDT.  I had quite a few eazy bobs with size 40 on so out they came along with my container of 'all 40's').  So this wee mat was made with - HDT, Omega, Coats, Lizbeth and probably  other threads too!!!  I finished it a few weeks ago then forgot it - as usual!!!!

I think this has turned out to be very 'Spring like'.  Oh, the pattern is this one.  The version without the SCMR.  It's the same as the HWT one that I showed you yesterday but this probably 'needs' a finishing row.  Not sure.  Maybe.  One day.  Perhaps!!!!

8 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

Pretty, pretty. And definitely spring-like.

Maureen said...

I LOVE that blue motif! - and I never use blue, I like pink colours - but that jumped out at me immediately.

Ela2 said...

Hi Jane,

again like a very magical Deckchen.Es me very well.

LG Ela

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your new mat is so bright, colorful, pretty, and definitely spring-like! I LOVE HDT!

Gunhild said...

Oh how lovly, I go with the green one, think the variegated might be Mariliies "garden", my first and favorite HDT skein, which I still save for something special ;-))

Fox said...

So much fun...
Fox : ))

God's Kid said...

Oh how fabulous!!! I love all the colors!!! :)

RuthG said...

Love the dark blue one, thanks for the pattern!

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