Monday, August 11, 2008

TATTED baby BOOTIES: I'm gonna be an Auntie......AGAIN!!


I just found out today that I will be getting another neice this winter. I dropped everything and started on some baby booties made from 100% Silk hand dyed tatting thread "Weeping Cherries". I LOVE the way this thread is working up.
The pattern is from Beginning Tatting by Gloria Crowther. This Christmas I will have 4 nephews and 2 neices....oh my!


This is a cool hook pen that I bought from Handy Hands last year. I use it all the time. I think it is a very clever tool. I want to buy another one but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Does anyone know what happened to them?

9 comments:

zarina said...

Haha - I have 1 nephew and three nieces. There is one coming anytime,can't remember if its checked but I think its another niece.

diane's mom said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the finished booties! I should probably make a pair for my new granddaughter due in September. I have one of those crochet hook pens too... somewhere!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Congrats on the new niece! I can't wait to see the booties when they are done.

As far as the hook, it looks like all you need to do is take the tip out of a retractable pen and replace it with a hook that has been cut down. A touch of heavy duty glue, and voila! A retractable hook!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Hah! Sherry, I just noticed that my comment came up under Mom's i.d. I must have been logged in through her account this morning!

Elizabeth said...

What size is that hook? Because that is way cool - I want one! If you find out what happened to them, let me know. :-)

Maybe I'll try to make my own, I just ordered some small hooks from Handy Hands.

Tatskool said...

Oh the shine on the silk of the bootees is just gorgeous. They will be lovely.

Tattycat said...

Congratulations on the expected new neice! The booties look to be gorgeous!

wickedtats said...

Congratulations on being an aunty again!

I remember those I never got one =( (didn't have the money at the time) - if you do find them again do let me know.

The closest I know of (that costs a little bit more) is from Mr David Reed Smith. here http://davidreedsmith.com/Accessories/RetractableHook.htm

TattingChic said...

Oh, lookie at the cute bootie starts! I have a hook pen like that. I got it at a lace show and I think they were clearing them out so I am not able to help you find more and I'm hanging on to mine...LOL! That is IF I can find it!