Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Lace Mat - Round 1, Act 2

Yep.  I started over.  I was disappointed with my first round of this challenge to begin with, but thought I'd just continue and muddle on through.  Until TODAY, when I met up with Michelle and her girls for a Twin Cities Tatters gathering.  While comparing our first rounds, it was brought to my attention (ever so gently) that maybe our interpretations of the pattern were, ahem, slightly different.  In looking at the pattern a bit more closely, I realized that I misread the pattern.  OK, I didn't misread it.  I was pretty sure I knew how to make the center without studying the pattern. Oops.  Remember the first picot I said I made too small?  Ha!  There IS NO LARGE PICOT in the center to attach all the rings to!  The diagram clearly shows 8-1-8 when one actually LOOKS at it.  We had a little chuckle about "following directions".

So, this is why I truly love being able to get together with other tatters IN PERSON. (Especially an ever-so-gentle teacher like Michelle!) There's nothing like being able to compare and test and figure things out side by side and in-person.  I shall carry on, and try to follow directions from here on out. 

I think Round 1 will look much better this time!


  1. Glad to see I have company in the second-time-around arena! It is a good colour you chose; it will be beautiful, as it is such a super pattern.
    Fox : )

  2. oh no, Thank you for the update, when I can finally get mine started, I will be sure to watch out for this.
    That is a pretty color.

  3. I did my first round last night and it went well, but the way things are going I expect problems will occur soon.
    It's looking good so far.

  4. No wonder your center rings look too "squished". LOL!! One could not tell by the picture below. I have started my 3rd round.


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