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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.