My goodness, it's been a long time since I've posted! I've been focused on tatting Daffodil Doily from Learn to Tat by Janette Baker. Isn't it pretty? It's in Altin Basak size 50, color #3004, and measures about 6" across. Hmmm... maybe I should have used a yellow and white combination so that it really looked like a daffodil!
Here it is in its new home, enhancing some of LadyShuttleMaker's beautiful ceramic shuttles!
I really do like this book and DVD. However, there are some notes that need to be made to this particular pattern, unless I've totally misread the pattern, which is completely possible!
First, I found the notation for joining a little confusing. One of the lines of the pattern reads:
R3 - 3 + 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 + (to 4th picot of PR).
I think it would make more sense if it read:
R3 - 3 + (to 4th picot of PR) 3 - 3 - 3 -3.
Second, in round 3, the chain directions are missing one picot and 4 ds to match the picture and diagram. In other words, the picture and diagram show 5 picots, but the directions only have 4.
Third, I could not make the doily edging (round 4) come out correctly. When I followed the written directions, I did not have enough room to complete the pattern. So, I cut off round 4 and started over again, deleting ring A. I could not find ring A in either the picture or the diagram. When I was hiding my ends, I realized that I had room for one ring A. If you look at the top of the picture, you can see a slight gap which is large enough for ring A. I left it as it is, although I could have added ring A at the end.
I hope that Janette Baker does not take offense if she ever finds my blog and reads my notes. As I said, I could be totally wrong, but since I've been saying how much I like this book and DVD, I felt an obligation to share what I have learned.
Has anyone else tried this doily? If so, did you reach the same conclusions I did? Please let me know!
P.S. - This is #7 for the 25 Motif Challenge!