Sunday, May 13, 2018

Still Alive

I'll make this quick. I keep meaning to post, but never seem to have the time. I've been mostly knitting for the past four months or so. I did do a little bit of tatting a few weeks ago, so that's what I'll start with for now.

Like many tatter out there, I bought several balls of the new Liz Metallic thread shortly after it came out.

I decided to make a bracelet using it.

The pattern is adapted from one in the Korean book Tatting Lace With Your Life. Its part of the pattern Retro Stripe, square C. The book has a diagram to make the bracelet. I wanted it on the wide side, so I made two strips. I was going to tat three stripes, but since the metallic thread is a bit thicker than a size 20 thread, two was enough. The bracelet is about 1 1/2 inches wide. I have to say, I really like the Liz Metallic thread. I might have to buy more, I only got 8 of the colours available. Fortunately, there is a Canadian vendor of Lizbeth that I'll probably buy from. My only issue with the thread is how it's packaged. Handy Hands isn't kidding when they say the thread doesn't stay on the ball. It unwinds very easily. I can't help but wonder why they chose to wind it into balls and not onto spools like all the other metallic threads available. 

That's it for now. I have lots of stuff to share, mostly knitting, but some crochet and chainmaille. I just have to take pictures of everything.


  1. Good to here from you, that is a very good looking bracelet. I dont know why but every one like to see thread you got like a fresh kill when hunting😃

  2. Nice to have you back, lovely bracelet, like you I have brought some of the thread but not tried it yet, nice to have your feedback on it. There's been so much said about this thread your feedback is very interesting

  3. Nice bracelet and welcome back to blogging.

  4. beautiful bracelet! I have not tried this fiber (yet). I kno, blogging here-n-there is better than not at all