As some of you might know, under the pseudonym History Gal I write mostly historical posts and articles. History is and always has been one of my favorite school and life subjects. But I do have an equal passion, that is crafts. But, mind you it is not scrapbooking or decoration or pottery or painting and drawing etc. It is anything to do with my hands with needles and threads. That is whether it be knitting needles and wool, or crochet hook with wool or cotton, or a shuttle and cotton or simply a needle and thread for embroidery and whatever else. I will be showcasing some of my finished and unfinished project. So get ready to scroll down to peruse the photos of my various projects.
This afghan which I crocheted for my ex mother-in-law is formed with different stitches in the colored sections and the same type of stitch in the white section. All the squares were eventually put together to form the afghan. My ex mother-in-law simply loves it and uses it every day in the winter.
This skill I learned about a year ago and I am enjoying it tremendously. I like it so much that I intend to make a full sized window curtain with different tatted patterns that I can find on the internet or maybe make some patterns myself. It is done with a size 30 cotton thread (which is not the finest cotton but still fine enough) and a tatting shuttle (the red shuttle on the left hand side of the tatted piece.
This sweater was very easy to do as it is knitted in the round till I reached the underarms. Then I did both sleeves again in the round and eventually put all the stitches on the same round needle and finished the upper portion with the different color pattern. It took me about two weeks to do.