Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Onion Rings

I've never really thought about tatting 'Onion Rings' before - I've just followed the pattern and they seemed to work out right.  However, when tatting this pattern I realized I was doing my own thing to get them to work and not actually reversing when the pattern said I should.  Hhhhhmmmm.

Eye Spy
by Julie Patterson
in Yarnplayer's HDT 'Lava' Size 40

I continued and finished this bookmark anyway, with numerous little snafus that I won't point out! But it has prompted me to start a little studying of onion rings.  I've only reviewed a couple of links so far, but I intend to look a little further.  At this point, it appears that there are actually several types of onion rings with as many methods. Any insight would be appreciated.

I love this "Lava" colorway!  I also wondered as I was tatting away, if an experienced tatter would recognize where the colors change and see that I didn't necessarily do it "right".  I wouldn't notice such a thing at my level of tatting, but do other tatters see it?  I think this is a 'perfectionist' type thought :)  Oh well!  A non-tatter will never know the difference.

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I've also been attacked by starving mosquitos while picking fresh strawberries.  I survived, and made strawberry rhubarb jam and some fresh bread.  Yum!


My flower "pot" is beautiful this year:

Unfortunately, the deer that pass through the yard have found petunias to be delicious!


  1. I started the same bookmark the other day! I'm having trouble getting my chains a consistent length, and I'm only on my third "onion." Mine doesn't look nearly as good as yours. I love the color thread you used!

    I went strawberry picking today... at the grocery store! ; )

    No jam for us, just memories of that yummy jar you gave me last summer!

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Well done you!

  3. I LOVE your flower pot. It's very "My s*** doesn't stink, it smells like flowers and it's pretty too!"
    And on an off subject note, I see that book has a lot of good reviews, is it really as good as they say?
    I need a good book to read. :o)
    The tatting is gorgeous, if there is anything wrong with it, I can not tell.

    1. Thanks Jess! I get a kick out of my flower "pot" - it cheers up the green vegetable garden :)

      As for the book 'Gone Girl', I haven't read it yet. It's next on my list!

  4. Looking at your bookmark I think you have done a brilliant job and I can't see by the way the colour works that you have done them wrong, I love onion rings and this is a lovely pattern

    Your flower pot looks lovely, I think the deer did not know what to do with it, and thought of eating something else, perhaps he has never seen a toilet outside before, let's hoe he does not find it next time he walks through your garden


  5. Your bookmark looks wonderful!!! :)

  6. The bookmark looks pretty darn good to me! Do you tat the inner ring on the backside to get the chain to end up on the right side?
    Fox : )


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