I finished "Springtime" from The Tatter's Treasure Chest, edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep yesterday morning. I had to stretch and pin this one into place because it was not anywhere near being flat! The pattern says that using size 20Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, the doily will measure 7". Mine's a whopping 8 1/2"!
On the last round, I made a mistake on one of the chains, and there are places where I got lazy and tatted over too many threads, making for extra thick rings. Still, I'm happy with this one. One of the best things I learned from tatting this doily, is that I can read and follow old patterns!
As you can see, I used my handy dandy little Clovers to tat this one, using Lizbeth size 20 thread from Handy Hands. This ball was from the original batch that was kind of twisty. I didn't notice it too much while I was tatting, but when I started blocking the doily, I noticed that an awful lot of my rings were not completely closed. I look forward to receiving my new Lizbeth threads so that I can tat this one again!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!