It took me three tries, but I finally have one pattern repeat finished of the meandering vine pattern that my sister asked for! I have a difficult time following older patterns, and this one was no exception. However, after I took the time to write the pattern out line by line, I was able to follow it easily... with a Post-It note to guide me, of course! This is such a pretty pattern! It's #8861 from my old Coats book (1944?). Mom gave me the book when I was visiting a few years ago, and I'm very happy to be tatting something for Janet that connects the three of us!
Speaking of connections... after closing second through fourth rings in the four ring cluster, the pattern says to join the ring to the picot of the first ring in the cluster. I didn't do that. I just tatted each ring and closed the cluster by tatting the chain. Does anyone have experience with this? Should I be joining the base of each ring to that picot?
Next up... find the right thread! I love this color, but it has too much white. It may be time to explore my HDT stash again!
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!