I've spent a lot of time researching center tabs for crescent shaped shawls. I can't say I've worked a center tab very often, if at all, but apparently the way it's worked does make a huge difference in the neckline shaping. Watching videos on neckline shaping left me too tired to make a second attempt at the Birch Bark Canoe Shawlette. I'm sure I will try it again, but for now I've moved on to another pattern.
This pattern is Equinox by Lisa Overby, the designer of Reyna which I have knit several times. I'm really enjoying the pattern, but I'm questioning my choice of yarn. This is another Mary Maxim Festive Feet, Candy Cane Sparkle. The yarn looks really pretty, but that metallic thread is tough on the hands! It's hard to tell this early on, but it seems like the metallic thread is going to affect the drape of the knitting.
I did re-start the center of Anastasia from Laura Bziukiewicz's new book, Bonded with tatting - doilies. I'm working with size 40 Lizbeth, inspired by my friend Sue who loves size 40! I do too, but I find that it takes me a while to get back into the groove with finer thread after working with size 20.
We're having a Tollway Tatters Zoom meeting this Saturday. Just visit our Facebook page if you'd like to join us. Sue has been setting up our monthly meetings and it has been great fun to meat tatters from around the world! We start at 9 a.m. Central Time, and tatting friends visit for as long as they can. Sometimes it's just for a few minutes. It's great to connect and see what others are working on!