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My knitted seahorse

My knitted seahorse So I finally got around to knitting the vintage seahorse pattern I found on eBay. It only took me a couple of hours to make and the pattern was easy to follow. Instead of using the yarn suggested in the pattern I used some left-over sock yarn in ocean-inspired colours, and because I didn't have any felt I made the seahorse's eyes from turquoise seed beads. The end result was much smaller than the one suggested in the pattern because I used size 2 needles and sock yarn - the piece measures just 5 inches. I gave it to my husband as a Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) present - now I just have to keep it...

A beautiful lace seahorse

A beautiful lace seahorse I have to admit I had never even heard of "tatting" before I stumbled across this beautiful example from Angie in Michigan, the Desperate Tatter. According to Wikipedia, tatting was developed in the early 19th century and is described as "a particularly durable lace" that was was developed to imitate point lace. From what I've read on Angie's blog she uses a shuttle - other methods include using a crochet hook or needle. Like crochet, the patterns for tatting are either written as a kind of shorthand or else a visual pattern where the design is drawn schematically. I daren't read any more about it - it...

Fantastic Seahorse Knitting Pattern!

Fantastic Seahorse Knitting Pattern! I found a fantastic vintage knitted seahorse toy pattern on eBay and wanted to share it with you. It's from a wonderful eBay seller called FanncyNancy (some of her other items are listed below). The pattern is a digitally cleaned up and restored reprint of a vintage original - the picture to the left is a knitted-up version of the pattern. I'm excited about making up the seahorse in lots of different yarns and sizes. The pattern calls for worsted wool and #4 double-pointed needles - this makes a seahorse toy around 7" high, but I'm thinking they would look very cute made from left-over sock yarn. I'm...
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