Doing It Like A Man

Needle artwork (and other stuff) made by a Man.

Atlanticus CAL (2018) 2019 V2 Scrumptious Lush – Basic Info

I’ve decided to make two of these. Mostly because of the yarn I found for it. I am working through all 4 skeins of this at once. As the color changes for each skein. I switch skeins until all of that color has been worked into the piece. I expect this to be a LONG…

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Atlanticus CAL (2018) 2019 Passion Fruit Melt – Basic Info

I saw this as a finished work online right after the CAL was nearly finished online. I was interested because I had been working on another mandala like piece. Then saw someone who made another pattern with the Sheepjies Whirl and I fell in love with the yarn. So, I decided to make two (2)!…

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Estonian Dream Shawl, take one…

Got this one started! Using Artyarns Milano crimson  pattern is by Judy Marples. Not many mistakes to go back for this time. (Knock on wood)

Facebook advertising…

Something I’ve learned through observation. They don’t know yet that you have actually bought the item they are advertising to you. Good example: I bought the Estonian Dreams pattern and yarn from Craftsy about a week ago. However, they have not stopped showing me this pattern. I welcome the day when the retailer can ‘thank’…

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Fiori Autunnali – Update 4

More progress with the wild silk version. Well into chart C. Fun times!!  

Fiori Autunnali – Update 3

The work on the Wild Silk version continues! Thanks to help from Julia. I am sureI have the right beads. Using them in the work proves it!! More progress to come! Good times…

Fiori Autunnali – Update 2

In “Wild Silk”. After third restart I’m using rescue thread!  

Fiori Autunnali – Update

Started the first wing. Pretty happy with progress. Working flat has made the traditional knot stitch more difficult and slower. Makes me want to knit though the back loop. But doing that would make the yarn settle differently making the work look different. Keeping it traditional. Looking back the piece had some mistakes completely due…

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Fiori Autunnali – Craftsy Class by Romi Hill

This class is really good for learning new things about lace. It uses a pattern called Fiori Autunnali. It’s start is really unique and the way it transitions, while a little complex, has lots of help for you in how you can rescue yourself from missteps. I started this version of it with a…

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Square Pineapple Centerpiece 

I’m starting this one for my coffee table. It’s in Lizbeth’s Cranberry Bush size 20 thread. Pattern is here.