This is Rick-Rack Star from Oh My Stars! by Kaye B. Judt. I've done better rick-rack tatting. I'm really not sure what I did differently with this. One thing I really like about Kaye's patterns is that she tells you how much thread to wind on each shuttle. This little star calls for 5 yds. of thread. I think when I make my next Rick-Rack Star I'll use smaller joining picots. I'll also pay closer attention to the way my rick-rack looks!
My friend Denise and I are also each crocheting Lisa Naskrent's Dahlia Shawl, which can be found in the Spring 2011 issue of Interweave Crochet. This is a very pretty shawl, and the four row pattern is easy to follow once it's been established. I know I don't have enough yarn to make the shawl, but I'm hoping to have enough to make a triangle neck scarf. If not, it's not a big deal. At least I'll have made use of some of my stash! I didn't feel like playing with camera settings this morning. The yarn is really a deeper, richer purple. It's what I have left over from making the shrug I wore to my daughter's wedding last summer.
I've also been perusing hanky edgings. I have so many to choose from! I'm also trying to decide which thread to use to decorate the beautiful hanky I received from Michelle. Should I use a solid color, a variegated, or a multi-colored thread? Should I stick with white so that the beautiful hanky is the focal point? Should I use a narrow edging or a deep one? Feel free to state your opinion. It may help me make a decision!
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!