Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Purples, finally!

I've been wanting to do purples for ages, but there was always another color that seemed more "urgent". So finally I have some purple in this colorway, which I have entitled "Lola".

The butterfly was just something made up while playing with the new thread.

8 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

This is really pretty Marilee!

Tatman said...

almost reminds me of the discontinued Manuela #203 that I so dearly love. And I am sure that your thread handles just as well if not better :) PRETTY PRETTY!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Is it true that whatever Lola wants, Lola gets? Oh, wait! I want Lola! Lola does not necessarily want me! She's beautiful!

Tattycat said...

I want Lola too! Purple is my absolute favorite. Here's another I'll have to fight for. DH just doesn't understand why I NEED and HAVE TO HAVE DHT!!! The butterfly is so pretty. I would love for you to write it out for us!

yarnplayer said...

Thank you so much! I want to "tweak" the butterfly a bit yet.
Check the next post for some really exciting news!

Clyde said...

Once again Marilee you have come up with a colourway that is so pleasing to the eye. I just love the way the colours flow on the thread you dye. Of course you realize that we HDTA are helpless and just have to have some.

connieangeline said...

Marilee I am so intrigued by the stem on the butterfly. It would make a lovely neckchain or bracelet. Is it pearl tatted and is the stem tatted over a wire or just stiffed? congratulations on being puslished

yarnplayer said...

Thank you.
Yes, the stem on the butterfly is pearl tatted. There were 4 threads sticking out, so I used 2 of them as the core, and tatted 3 unflipped ds on one side, then 3 unflipped ds on the other, using the 2 outside threads alternately. I think the ds on the opposite side were done in reverse order, to keep both sides consistent.
I didn't use any stiffening or wire, but those are good ideas that could open up a lot of possibilities!