Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I'm really trying to stay focused. I suffer from what my friend Denise calls "flight of fancy." There are so many tatting patterns I'd like to try, and I've been reading too many lace knitting blogs for my own good.
But, I do need to finish this edging. It's "Forget-me-not" from A Pattern Book of Tatting by Mary Konior. It's for a bridal hanky for one of our kindergarten teachers. We're having a shower for her in less than two weeks. I'm about half-way finished, but I haven't decided how I'm going to attach it to the hanky yet. I'm using size 20 Flora, which is probably a little heavy for this project. However, the bride-to-be thinks it's beautiful, and that's all that matters to me!
The shuttle is the Tatsy-size shuttle that I commissioned from Grizzly Mountain Arts. I really like the fact that I won't have to add more thread part way through the edging!
The background is a rug that my daughter Carol made for me several years ago. She's working on a wool braided rug for herself, but she needed to make some quick gifts. She's made three of these rugs out of cotton fabric strips. Since Carol refuses to be "drawn to the dark side," she insists that the technique she used is alternative braiding, not crochet! For some reason, braided rugs do not fall under the category of "the dark side" like knitting, crocheting, and tatting do.