Friday, June 23, 2017

Confounding Curves

I had to use the scissors twice on the next bit as the curves 
were not co-operating well. 
It looks wonky but I think will 
lie flat when done:


I also finished this one - one of my faves...
Mary Konior's Posie:


I think you ll believe a exaggerate when complaining about Lizbeth, 
but honestly, I have SO MUCH trouble with it:


This happened at the last join of a row - of course it did...

Splitting terribly in #40. 
Maybe #20 is better and I think most tatters prefer that one. Or #80. 
Perhaps I should be using another size. I never learn.
Grrrr.

Someone has been having a lovely lie-in...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Can You Guess?

This pattern can get messed up 
if you do not pay attention.
😊😯

Monday, June 19, 2017

Buttons Bonanza

I seem to have been busy with "fiddly" tatting that I generally do not enjoy, 
and I seem to be having a very good time nonetheless:


There were two more, but they are the "magic" ones, 
now residing with the Toronto Grands.

Then, a small Jon Yusoff pattern:


Then, I caved and tried Diane's Ice Drop:



The beautiful wee button is from Ninetta and is Venetian glass.
She sent it to me a few years ago and I've been saving it. :)

Friday, June 16, 2017

And One More

I'm getting the hang of it! Got a new ball of thread - Lizbeth #40.

Nice to have a new colour. However, not so terrific to see Lizbeth still splits and has knots...😡


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Disdain For Da Buttons

He couldn't care less:

I, on the other hand, am enthralled:




I am running out of buttons, but had a Cabone ring and Jon Yusoff's book, Tatting With Rings. Being hasty, I just glanced at the book and figured out what to do - amazing! - and with a few errors, I managed the ring, improvising as I tatted. 

Love it, so I'm going to have to sit down with the istructions and some elusive patience.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Waiting For New Thread

Using what I have: #40 Lizbeth


These are "dot picots!"

Friday, June 9, 2017

Practice While Waiting For Thread

I ordered two balls of#40 Lizbeth. Yes indeed. New thread. In the meantime, I had some #40 left from the winter projects:

front
back
It's a small one -only about 2"; Karey Solomon's pattern and fun to tat. 

My tension is good, the picots smaller, and I enjoyed the experience of concentrating on a very small project, thus being able to be more of a perfectionist.  

Working for months on a big pattern can wear be a bit tiresome and I think my technique suffers as a result. This was fun. :)


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Idle Shuttles?

Can't  have that! I'm not sure what I want to do now, but have ordered 2 new balls of thread - both in #40 Lizbeth.  Two colours.

What should I tat with one ball, not two, of thread, I wonder. After a Renulek marathon-tat, the rest is quite a letdown.

I received some #20, sent to me by kind tatters, when I wanted to reacquaint myself with thicker-than-#80-thread. This is what happened. Now I am bored!

Mary Konior 
#20 Lizbeth

I saw these dot picots on Muskaan's blog... 
The pattern is on Georgia's site. Cute, eh?
#20 Lizbeth

Monday, June 5, 2017

Done!

Zebra by Renulek
14"
#40 Lizbeth 
Patience!