Today's Blog Entry is Brought to You by the Letter "T"
By Sarah on August 3, 2007 11:00 AM
for "Tatting" and "Torchwood".
I finished #4 for the 25 motif tatting challenge. I used Sunshine's antique edging pattern and crocheted along the top. I had planned to do a fancier crochet heading but the simple row of chain looked just right to me so I left it at that.
I think I'm ready to make a small mat made from motifs. I just added some size 70 tatting thread to my thread collection but I think I'll search through the op shop stash and see what I have in sizes 20 or 40 for my first attempt at making a larger project because I haven't had much experience working in the loose ends of the thread yet. I'm not sure what pattern I'll try, there so many available for free on the net and in vintage books that it's difficult to choose!
I've gotten back into sewing my suffolk puff coverlet together (with a vengeance) because there are only 16 days left until the wedding and I still have to sew myself a skirt and make a shawl to go with my outfit. I'm not a very girly girl at all and I hate trying to put outfits together. The only shirt I could find is nice but not very dressy so I'm hoping that a nice skirt and hairpin lace stole will dress it up. Luckily my brother and his fiancé are very informal types so they won't mind.
OK, that turned totally off the point.
While sewing together the suffolk puff/yoyo coverlet I've needed something to keep my brain occupied so I've been watching Torchwood DVDs on my computer. It is so nice to finally see a TV show that is willing to admit that there's more to human sexuality than being straight or gay. I was so pissed off when Williow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer "turned gay" in the show because the shows writers (creators?) couldn't bring themselves to have a bisexual character.
The world sure has come a long way in the past 15 years. When I started the Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgendered knitter's email list about 10 years ago I copped a lot of flack and several nasty emails telling me that "discussion of my sex life" was not suitable for my website and I should remove it immediately (the only reference to sexual preferences I had on my website at the time was the glbt knitter's list. Don't ask me how that was a discussion of my sex life...). 10 years later and now there's queer craft lists everywhere, the queer knitter's webring and nobody batts an eyelid. As it should be.
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