Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring Doily round 5

Round 5 is completed. I gave it a light press with the steam iron before tossing it on the scanner. It looks so delicate done in size 20 thread.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The doily continues

Round 4 has been completed. I really like this DMC Cordonnet thread. It's not as twisty as Lizbeth. Sadly it is not available in pretty colors like the Lizbeth.  Pattern is Renulek's 2018 Spring doily and can be found on her blog.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Round 3

I did not have any problems with the third round of the spring doily. I just need to find more time to tat. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Back on track.

This round 2 looks much better.
I am ready to begin round 3. Hopefully after a good night's sleep I will be able to move along without any more major errors. It's a good thing I started with 3 full balls of DMC Cordonnet size 20 Ecru.  Pattern can be found at Renulek's blog. The first 7 rounds have already been released. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Another mistake

I climbed out from round one using a split chain and split ring and made my way around the second round. I scanned the work and got ready for round 3. And then I discovered that those lacy rings were supposed to have 3 picots and I had given them FOUR....
 Time to start again. Maybe it's time to learn to count again!  Oh well, these not quite right motifs can be used for something - maybe as crazy quilt embellishments.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

That's better

The second attempt for the 2018 Spring Doily looks much nicer.

Now I am ready to move on to round 2. 

Pattern can be found here

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Still tatting

I resisted started Renulek's 2018 spring doily for as long as I could. Yesterday I gave in. I loaded shuttles with DMC Cordonnet size 20 Ecru and started tatting.

It has been a while since I worked from photos with numbers and when I started round 2, I realized I had messed up. There should have been 2 picots on the chains. No wonder my chains did not fit nicely against the rings.   Nothing for it but to start over. 
Round 8 will be released tomorrow. Pattern can be found here. I need to get busy!