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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Tatted Christmas Tree with crochet stockings




Well, I just didn't have enough Christmas tatting to fill up the tree, so I added my crocheted stockings yesterday. I don't see myself getting enough tatting done before Christmas, so I had to compromise, but I think it looks pretty. I made a picture of the stockings before I put them on the tree so they would be easy to see. I found the pattern yesterday if anyone is interested. It came out of a magazine back in the 70's. I don't remember which one, but I still have it some where!

By the way, the three stockings on the top right have some of my hand spun thread incorporated into them. The fleece is virgin wool from a lamb in Suffolk County, England that I picked out on a farm up the lane from where I lived at that time. It was so neat to see the lamb shorn and then spin the wool. I still have a sweater that I knitted from the yarn.

DH is so tired to watching me tat snowflakes and hearing about them, I'm going to have to start tatting in secret. Humm, switch from sneak eating to sneak tatting! That might be a new diet craze!

4 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Love the stockings but PLEASE don't start a trend for 'secret tatting'. Tell DH you have to be seen doing it so that the craft grows!!
JaneEb
PS even if it is only him there!!

Tattycat said...

I love that idea Jane! I can always count on you for great ideas, great patterns and the best laughs to brighten up my day!
Laura
PS It is always only him here, except the baby. He loves to watch me tat but I'm not sure his daddy will let me teach him. What fault is it of mine, if he just picks it up? LOL Southern males can be so macho and stubborn.

yarnplayer said...

The tree is so very special with all the handmade things! I like the stockings, too - they are so cute.
I agree with Jane, you have to be seen tatting!

Tattycat said...

Thanks Marilee. I have always enjoyed having everything on the tree hand made. I love to be seen tatting, but don't get out much to be seen anymore. That's why this blog and the internet is so important to me! What would I do without all of my tatting friends? I've started a snowflake with the "Rhubarb Crisp" and it is going to be breathtaking!