Voilà, out of the oven came nice palmeritas de hojaldre and along with my cafecito listening to Spanish music it created a mini vacation for me. It’s also a perfect treat to impress impromptu guests. Here’s a video in Spanish about how to make them, with easy to follow directions even if you don’t speak the language.
But tatting seems different. With this technique the lace is produced by a series of knots and loops. I’ve been wanting to experiment for a while and when my friend suschna gave it a try, I was inspired. Here’s an example of tatted lace, obviously not done by me.
Tatting seems more flexible than bobbin lace and I’m hoping to come up with a free style version. There was no tatting needle or shuttle or the proper yarn in the house, but a tapestry needle and left over yarn were enough to at least try out the knots:
This is is my first humble attempt:
Just finished reading “The Help”, a novel by Kathryn Stockett, recommended by one of you, and found it fascinating. Can’t wait for my daughter to enter her teen years to share it with her.
My longing for palmeritas was probably triggered when I saw the movie “Biutiful” with Javier Bardem, set in Barcelona. In my experience Barcelona is beautiful, but I know that Barcelona has its dark side, which is what this movie shows; a side full of violence, poverty and despair, in which beauty is scarce and sadness abundant. It’s the story about a father, a small scale criminal dying of cancer while trying to take care of his children in a world of immigration problems, Chinese labor and drugs. The movie is difficult to watch and not for the faint at heart, but it’s incredibly well acted and very thought provoking.
Have you seen an unusual movie lately, which you can recommend?