Saturday, July 26, 2014

Done right!

It bothered me that I tatted this pretty motif incorrectly, so I tatted it again. I'm still working with size 20 Lizbeth, Arctic Waters. Isn't it a pretty color?

I do like this pattern, and I thing it would make a pretty doily center. Somehow, it still didn't look like the picture in the book.

I flipped it over and... ta da! This is what I was looking for! Motif No. 2 from  Tatting by Myra Piper is one of my favorites. Myra calls it a "Another 'Hanky Edge' Snowflake." I know I've stated this before, but I'll say it again. I cannot call this a snowflake, because it is a nine pattern repeat. Snowflakes have a symmetry based on six points. Still, it is a very pretty motif!

I skipped motif No. 3, because it has 7/8" of bare thread. I don't care for that much bare thread, which is why I haven't completed any mignonette patterns.

This is motif No. 4. The picture in the book has it blocked so that the chains are straight. I didn't bother because, again, I do not consider this a snowflake. Am I a snowflake snob? 

The bag-making continues. Here I was trying a technique called clasped weft weaving. It looked great on the loom, but I didn't take into consideration that the fabric would be folded to complete the bag, so the pattern was lost when the bag was completed.

Despite my design "mistake," Dave liked this bag the best of the ones I've made so far. I guess that just goes to show that we all see beauty differently!

This bag is one of my favorites. The beige is chenille yarn from Mom. The green inclusions are sari silk. I think the silk and the button really make this bag interesting.

I'm not much for pink, but this bag did turn out cute! I think it's the blue button. ;-)

One of the disadvantages of going on a creative binge is that I want to do everything! I've really had a strong urge to knit this week, but I couldn't think of a project that I really wanted to undertake, so I turned to dish cloths. I love knitting dish cloths! They make great little hostess gifts, and I love the thickness of them. Besides, I need to use up some of my cotton stash!


  1. You must have 3 selves, or maybe more. Now if I can just get you spinning, that will need another self as well.

  2. I like your motifs!! :)
    I really like the brown bag(and that is amazing since brown is one of my least favorite colors!!!) :)
    Knitting must be going around cuz' my daughter is having to teach our granddaughters while they are here this week. Very little progress has been made, but at least they are trying(will try to post pictures after they have gone home). :)

  3. I love all your tatting designs. I always wanted to learn to tat but so far no luck. I also understand about having several things going at the same time. I get an idea and I'm off. You would not believe the stash I have.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work, I so look forward to seeing what you are working on.
    Best wishes
    Aunt Bea

  4. I love your snowflakes you snowflake snob you. :)
    Look at your creative sides coming out and sharing....weaving (there are no mistakes, only happy surprises) and knitting.

  5. I am enjoying your Myra projects. I adore that book. I struggle with the written patterns; however, the end results are wonderful.

    Your weaving is impressive. With all your weaving photos, I got the itch - pulled out my dinky pin loom and made up a couple more blocks.

    I like the way weaving and needlework give my tired hands a break!!! Nice to rotate with tatting.


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