Sunday, February 3, 2008

#3 for 25 Motif Challenge

True to my word, I worked on a project using my HDT. The pattern is "Celtic Flower" from Celtic Tatting by Rozella F Linden.

The HDT is from Marilee's "Peace" HDT batch. It is done in size 30. I used a small portion of a skein of "Peace" and since I had to redo the second round (the long peach colored spikes in the middle) I used almost all of a skein of "Peach". Also I didn't leave the beginning picots on round one (the multi color) long enough, which then meant the final rows of that round weren't .......... I guess I'll say .... high enough, so I had to slightly modify the third/final round (the final peach.) I felt the directions were lacking for that final round, I had to untat in order to get the over/under celtic weave working. It didn't explain that in the directions, although it was reflected in the picture, which I missed because I was to busy reading the directions, go figure. LOL. Regardless I think it turned out pretty good.

I feel bad that I missed out on Jane's Tat It And See. I started it but got worried when I came to the first split ring (SR). I know what a SR is but haven't practiced it enough to put it into a project. I didn't want to start off with messing up the project right off the bat. So this week I am going to spend practicing the SR and the SCMR (self closing mock ring.) I hope to have that down by the end of the week. I'm sure the Tat It And See was alot of work, but I hope Jane does another one. It looks like everyone had alot of fun and I'd like to be in on it. As your aware I haven't been tatting long, but I can already tell how much time Jane spends helping out the tatting world, just check out her pattern page. Thank you, Jane.

Please allow me to say unless something wonderful happens in my tatting world during the week, I am only going to update my blog on the weekends.

Happy Tatting,



Clyde said...

Your Celtic flower looks very nice done in hand dyed thread. Did you enjoy using the thread?

Bonnie said...

Thank you for asking, Clyde, yes, I did. For one thing I noticed that the rings slid very easily. I didn't have any twisted picots to deal with either. And, of course, the colors were fun. :-)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty motif! I'm glad you like using the hand-dyed threads... I think they're wonderful!

Jane Eborall said...

You've made me blush, you bad gal!!!
Yes there will be another TIAS but not for a while as I've got nothing suitable to do it with!!

Tattycat said...

I love the Celtic flower and you finally got started on you HDT! I am so glad. You will be addicted just like Clyde and I if you don't watch it!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Oh Bonnie, this is very pretty! You are doing a fabulous job for tatting for only 3 months! Well done!

yarnplayer said...

You are doing fabulous, indeed! And your writing is very clear and detailed.