Thursday, February 26, 2015

WIOSNA 2015 Doily-Round 5

Easy, I thought.  Quicker, I thought.  Ha!  Silly me.

This round of little flowers was easy (see the pattern here), but it still took me a total of 4 hours and 10 minutes.  All those ends to weave in!  It sure adds a sweet touch to the overall look, but it's a pain to get rid of all those threads.  I'm pretty sure it took me as long to weave in the ends as it did to tat the flowers!  I hope they are consistent enough in size to add the next round easily.

In any case, it was a perfect place to add the pink.  I'm looking forward to getting on with the next round - it's just getting prettier and prettier!  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Royal Mail

New shuttles from LaCossette arrived yesterday :)  Thanks to Frivole! As always, they are perfect.

I've been wanting a shuttle with my sweet Taffy's picture on it, as she was often by my side or at my feet when I tatted.  (And since I'm hooked on these shuttles, I couldn't order just one.)  Now Taffy can join Ruby and I on those quiet, winter evenings again!

I'm sure you're jealous. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WIOSNA 2015 Doily-Round 4

Ta-da!  Just in time for the next round to be released tomorrow.  Round 4 took me 9 hours, with a bit of a slow start.  I can't 'see' the shuttle switching (without reversing my work) right away, so it took me awhile to get my act together.  I'm not real happy with the look of those 12 ds chains either - I didn't snug them up nice and tight like I think I should have, so they don't lay neatly.  I'm still pleased with how this doily is looking though - and thoroughly enjoying this project.


Now it's going to get harder to complete the rounds in just one week, but having just one round to do each week is a good way for me to actually complete a doily.  I'm inspired to keep going, but I don't feel so overwhelmed - I only have instruction for one round at a time, so I can focus better on just the current round.