Sunday, February 28, 2016


My friend Etta emailed me today with a tatting question. I admit it... I'm stumped!

We're looking at the book 24 Snowflakes in Tatting by Lene Bjorn, 20. December. Has anyone tatted this snowflake? Part of my problem is that I can only find my Danish copy of the book right now. The English version is probably tucked away in a project bag with a partially finished snowflake attached.

The question is how to proceed with M through P. Can you help? Etta and I would very much appreciate any insight you can provide!

I haven't taken any time to tat yet today. However, I did finish weaving this super soft scarf! I haven't decided what I want to do with the fringe yet, so I've just left it long until I make a decision.

My 13-year-old granddaughter Eva was baptized today. It was quite an emotional and joyous event! I have never seen so many people so excited in one place. There must have been a dozen baptisms today: middle school students, a newly married couple, a couple expecting their first baby. I think there were just as many adults as students. I've never been to a baptism event like this before. I'm used to infant baptisms. It really was quite moving!


  1. Hi Diane,

    I just sent you and email with a picture of the snowflake with notes written on it. I hope it helps.

  2. I used a false chain to come out of round 1, If you look at R to Z, you will see that you are making throw rings off of chains. Hope this helps.

  3. I can't help Etta, I'm afraid. But I do love your scarf!

  4. This is a very interesting snowflake !!! I haven’t reached this yet, but here's how my understanding goes :
    M is half a chain,
    N is a split ring, from which O can emerge as a thrown ring on ring , complete the SR with P as 2nd half.
    Then continue with rest of chain from M to Q.
    Continue with chain R,
    Thrown ring S,
    Chain T.
    Chain U, SR with V, thrown ring on ring X (I think this is a typo I should be W & onwards), complete the SR at Y,
    Complete chain at Z
    Repeat as from R to Z ....
    Hope this helps too.

    Although the chains are worked in 2 parts, they appear to be normal chains, not SCh.

  5. I used a mock ring with O as a thrown off ring.

  6. Scarf is very pretty. I don't have the book, so I can't help with the snowflake, sorry.


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