Sunday, September 11, 2016

Round 11-14 Renulek's 2016 Doily

Round 11

I guess I didn't take any photos of round 12. Woops. 

Round 13

Round 14

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Round 10 - Renulek's Spring 2016 Doily

Well it hasn't un-curled itself yet but I haven't done any blocking to it at all yet. Anyone else having the same issue?  I still like how it's coming along. 


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Heart Doily - Rounds 4 & 5

Found a mistake in round 3 while doing round 5! Yikes! Managed to cut out the offending area and fix it and am satisfied with the results. Better than cutting 2 1/2 rounds all the way back. 


Started round 6 - joined hearts that are attached to the doily with chains on the final round. There are 20 hearts total. 

I'm practicing front side/back side tatting on this round. I usually tat using the "traditional" method but it does look nicer having a true front side/back side. I guess it's the knitter coming out in me. 


I'm trying to get in shape for Phase I of Tatters Across Time's Tatting Proficiency Program. I have my packet already but haven't started yet. I'm excited about it! Looking forward to sharpening up my skills. 

A Few Motifs

Three Mary Konior motifs, made with Lizbeth size 20. Motifs 1, 2, and 3 for the 25 Motif Challenge. 


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Heart Doily - Round 3

Enjoyed this round, although I got on autopilot again and had to retat the chain 8's a few times because I started to make them 8-p-8 like the other chains in the round. Whoops! 

Love the negative space with this variegated thread!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Heart Doily - Round 2

Zoomed through round 2. Nice break after the first round. 


Ordered more thread for this so I don't run out. I probably got too much so I guess I'll have to find something else to make with what's remaining. You can never have too much thread!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Heart Doily - Round 1

Finished round 1 of the Heart Doily using my new hand dyed thread in color Summer Trail from Yarnplayer on Etsy. Had to cut/fix a few times because I wasn't paying close enough attention to where I was in the pattern. Round 2 is easy though. 


Saturday, June 18, 2016

New hand died threads

Ordered some beautiful hand dyed size 20 thread from Yarn Player Colors from top to bottom are Lilac Sea, Fig, and Summer Trail.

Started the Heart Doily from Land of Laces with some of the Summer Trail thread.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Zoomed through round 9

It's definitely curling. Will give it another round to see if it sorts itself out. 


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Round 8 Completed

Curling a bit but the next round should fix that hopefully. 


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Round 5 Completed

Finished round 5 of Renulek's Spring 2016 Doily.  Going to be really pretty.  Round 9 came out today so I need to catch up!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Round 4 - done

Finished round 4 of Renulek's Spring 2016 Doily. Not sure about the center where the rings overlap but I don't think it takes away from the pattern any. It's going to be pretty like all her patterns.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Heel and Toe

I love Mary Konior patterns.  Here's an edging I started as a "take along" project to keep in my bag for Emergency Tatting.  It's Mary's "Heel and Toe Edging" pattern from A Pattern Book of Tatting.  It's pretty easy to tat and looks nice.  Having fun with it!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Regal Dragon

Let's call this Motif #1 for the 25 Motif Challenge.  Martha Ess' Regal Dragon from her book Flights of Fantasy, tatted in Lizbeth No. 20.  This was so fun to tat!  I have also made the Chinese Dragon from same book and will post after I block it.

Renulek's Spring 2016 Doily

Been tatting a lot.  Need to take photos of all my finished projects and post on here but for now, here are rounds 1, 2, and 3 of Renulek's Spring 2016 Doily.  I'm also working on what I think is her Spring 2014 Doily and am almost finished with that one (on the last round).  Will post pictures of that another time.

For now, here are some (not that great, sorry) photos of what I have done as of today on the 2016 Doily.  I'm tatting it in Lizbeth thread, size 20, color 709 "Dark River Blue".

Round 1 (Please excuse the cruddy pics.)

Round 2

Round 3 (And another cruddy pic.  The color is closer to the round 2 picture.)

And the pretty shuttles from Shuttles by Design that I'm using for this project.  They're lightweight and feel great in my hand, and hold about 50% more than a bobbin shuttle.  I usually like to use shuttles with a hook so I don't need to keep a crochet hook close by while working, but these are worth it.  They do have a very loud CLICK sound while winding but I don't mind that a bit.   In fact, I ordered two more today that I'll take photos of when I get them next week.