11 August 2023

Finer details of the top

Now the fastening at the top of the tunic is something I’ve ‘invented’!!!!

Two buttons sewn onto the outside but underneath I’ve made a tab with a velcro fastening.  

As I’m not sure if I really want it to be closed at the top I’ve added a press stud to hold the tab back out of the way hidden behind the tunic.  I was quite pleased with BC£’s smart idea and hope it works as or when needed!!!

10 August 2023

The tunic is FINISHED

Well it’s finished. This is where I’d got to last time.  

Now I don’t think this really shows it at its best as I should’ve worn a black top underneath it. I think it’ll look really ‘dressy’ when I scrub myself up and wear something more suitable. 

I’m very pleased with it and now need an excuse to wear it!!!

9 August 2023

Comparing the two scarves

Ah, I thought it might be a good idea to compare the two scarves.  The one on the left is knitted and the one on the right is crocheted.  

The yarn below is the leftovers from the knitted one which shows that the yarn goes further if you knit this yarn.  Well in ‘Jane theory’, that is.  I still think I prefer the crochet one and it’s certainly a lot faster to make.  Not that I really care about that!!!

8 August 2023

Another scarf finished

Here's the other scarf that I was crocheting.  I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed this once I'd got into the swing of the pattern!  There are loads of chevron patterns ‘out there’ and particularly on Ravelry.  Lots of free ones too.  

I think it's going to be a really cozy scarf and that's another present for Christmas done!!!

7 August 2023

Monday Moan - blogs

I love my blog as you've probably gathered!!!  Keeps me up to speed and is a way I can say what I feel and keep track of what I'm doing.  Some weeks I don’t have time but (like this coming week) I’ve got lots to show.
Sadly other bloggers seem to have moved over to Facebook, Instagram and other places which means I rarely see what people are doing.  I get posts in the tatting groups from Facebook but most of those are from people selling patterns which I never look at.  I reckon I must get up to fifty a day of those selling posts.  The way I use Facebook is simple.  I join a tatting group and then have email notifications of people’s posts coming into my inbox. This means I can delete all the selling posts from my inbox without ever going to the platform itself.  Simple - but ‘50 a day keeps Jane away’ from Facebook.  

Now because everybody seems to be leaving the ‘sinking ship’ (Blog Land) I’m having problems keeping an up to date resume on the right side of the blog.  I like to help other bloggers by showing those who blog regularly on the side of my page.  I amended this list yesterday and have taken one or two off (beware, Sally, you’re next!) and added one who appears to have returned to blogging.  

What I’d like to do is add those who aren’t showing on my blog but are currently blogging so please, if you know of anybody, send me their link.  Let’s keep blogging!!!

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