I really needed to try out my new large bobbin shuttle, so I chose a familiar pattern.
This is Masquerade from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior. I have a love/hate relationship with this pattern. Either it works up beautifully as it did this time, or I get all discombobulated and can't make it work. I'm glad it worked well this time!
I used size 10 Aunt Lydia's. It's hard to believe that I used to consider size 10 thread to be "fine" crochet. Now it feels like rope to me! I don't mind crocheting with size 10, but I really don't like tatting with it.
The shuttle worked great! I should let you know that I'm not a big fan of bobbin shuttles, although I do have quite a few in my collection. I guess because I learned to tat with post shuttle, it will always be my first love. Anyway, I was impressed with Laszlo's shuttle. I thought that the recessed screws might bother me, but they didn't. The shuttle is so smooth, the recess didn't matter at all.
However, if you do not like tatting with a large shuttle, I wouldn't recommend this one. I have many tatting friends who do not like large shuttles. They don't bother me. Just so you know, the large Clover shuttle seems small after using the large bobbin shuttle. I hope that gives you a frame of reference.
My newest scarf is coming along nicely. This is Morant from Sequence Knitting. I treated myself to some Madelinetosh. My friend Denise loves it for knitting socks, so I thought I'd give it a try. It's a lovely yarn! I don't usually spend this much per skein, but one skein won't break the bank!