He knows my name!

My life verse: "I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel." (Isaiah 45:3). For me, "the treasures of darkness" has been the medically-treated depression that I have suffered off and on with for years. More than anything else in my life, I think this has made me realize how much my Savior loves me and has deepened my relationship with God. The "hidden riches of secret places" are my wonderful family and this fabulous craft--tatting! I thank God for both!
I think it is awesome that God knows my name! Did you know that He knows yours?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Finger Lakes 2014 Post 7 -- Tatted Amigurumi Owl

According to Karey Solomon, Amigurumi--(I've never figured out how to pronounce that twice in a row the same way), are Japanese cartoonish animals...  They aren't supposed to look exactly like the animal, just sort of like the animal.  Any, this is my OWL,  and my grandson LOVES HIM!!  He is 1 3/4  inches tall.

 My whole project is a BOOBOO!!  I got one of his hands on upside-down.  I had to make some "pattern variations".... When I got down to putting on the bottom piece I discovered that I either made a BIG mistake on the TOP motif, and had two missing ribs all the way down the sides of the owl, or the pattern for the bottom piece was totally wrong--probably me, besides living on about 800 calories a day, I was migraining the whole weekend at Finger Lakes, and at times patterns just didn't make sense!  I also tat tighter than most people....    Anyway...    My little glass gem refused to fit in the bottom of my owl, so I had to increase the length and breadth of my owl, and redo the bottom to fit the glass gem.  But I love HIM!!  I think he will be a little "scarecrow" that will sit in the corner of my laptop keyboard...maybe he will scare my mistakes away...

This was REALLY fun little pattern to make, as you made it, you had cute little puppet sitting on your finger looking at you while you tatted.

He was made out of DMC Cebelia size 10 color 745.   


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