Alpacas, Tatting, Etc.

September 29th, 2005 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

Things have been really busy in our household the past couple of weeks. I can only imagine it will get more so as the baby’s due date draws near… just 10 weeks left! The weekend before last we went to visit my mom as well as my brother and his family.

One of the things we did was to go to the 82nd Charles County Fair (Sept 15-18, 2005). There were sheep, of course, and some alpacas and other fibery things. Also, my brother’s wife gave me a brief tatting lesson, and I’ll share photos of my first tatting.

spinning in 4H building
Spinning in the 4-H building at the fair.

alpacas at Camillo Valley Alpacas booth
Alpacas from Camillo Valley Alpacas.

Camillo Valley Alpacas booth
The Camillo Valley Alpacas booth at the fair.

carding at Camillo Valley Alpacas booth
Carding wool at the Camillo Valley Alpacas booth.

my first tatting
My first tatting and the tatting shuttle my brother’s wife gave me.

Detail of my first tatting. My tension is uneven, but not bad considering most of it was done in the car on our drive home. On the right side are some attempts at picots.

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sue M // Sep 29, 2005 at 2:20 pm

    Wow, I’m impressed. I can’t find anyone to show me how to use those shuttles, and the books just aren’t learning me anything!!! LOL

  • 2 Rachel // Sep 29, 2005 at 5:00 pm

    Those alpacas are sooo cute! Congrats on learning to tat…my sister took lessons. I’ve never even tried.

  • 3 Stacey // Sep 29, 2005 at 6:15 pm

    That’s so much better than my first tries at tatting were! Way to go!

  • 4 Vera // Sep 30, 2005 at 11:33 am

    Nice photos of the Fair. I’m really looking forward to my local fair next month.

    I want to learn to tat. It looks so neat and intricate.

  • 5 cheryl // Sep 30, 2005 at 8:25 pm

    Looks Good!! I have done needle tatting but haven’t figured out the shuttle…

    ONLY 10 WEEKS!! Wow that time has gone fast –and this will go fast but feel like forever!!!

    Blessings to you and yours.

  • 6 jess // Sep 30, 2005 at 9:15 pm

    Good job on your first tatting attempts! Is that #10 (looks like it). I have some shuttles and pamphlets but I just haven’t been able to figure it out yet. :)

  • 7 Julie // Oct 1, 2005 at 5:32 am

    Oh, the lamas are so cute! Wish I had one. I’m impressed with your tatting. I’ve tried to learn a couple of times but it is the one needlework thing that I’ve never been able to figure out. Kudos to you!!

  • 8 deb // Oct 2, 2005 at 8:56 pm

    Tatting looks so complicated! I get a headache even *thinking* about it. Congratulations on learning!

    Fairs are always so much fun.. aren’t they?

  • 9 Dani // Oct 3, 2005 at 9:13 am

    Love the alpaca pictures :) Glad to hear things are well and good luck on these last few months before the baby arrives!

  • 10 Jessi // Oct 7, 2005 at 2:36 pm

    WOW! I loved all those pics! And the alpaca’s… it!!! Tatting….have never done it, would’t know where to start, but congrats to you on trying!!!!

  • 11 Denise // Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I’ve been shuttle tatting for ahem *cough* 25 years. My grandmother taught me when I was a teenager.

    You got the stitches down pretty well, that’s the hardest part. :)

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