9 December 2007

Kangaroo - nearly, nearly finished

Ta de dah. Thanks to a really, really wet and horrid day here in the U.K. I was able to sit down with the laptop in the afternoon and concentrate on the kangaroo.
I used two shades of brown as I think they look pretty cool. There are a few places that need 'tweaking' but I'm getting quite pleased with it now. The text needs to be checked (along with the tweaking) and the drawing needs quite a bit of work too.
Ah, this time I'm trying another idea with the text. I know that a lot of people like to do 'front side, back side' tatting so I've written the pattern in order to help those people. Let me show you the start of the text for the kangaroo.
R1: 2 vsp 6 vsp 4 - 4 Cl RW
Ch: 6 RW
R2: 3 + (R1) 3 vsp 3 – 3 Cl RW
Ch: 8 RW
R3: 3 + (R2) 3 vsp 3 – 3 Cl RW
Ch: 8 RW
Can you see where I've used italics? That's to show where you start a ring (or chain) using second half of double first followed by first half ds. (Like the second side of a SR).
The kangaroo is worked in one 'hit' so no cutting and tying until you get to the end.

Oh, nearly forgot to add the picture!!!


Needledreams said...

Aw!!! So cute. Thanks for sharing it!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

LOVE IT Jane!!!! This one is really awesome!!!
Hugs N Blessings!!!

Tatskool said...

He looks super, you have got 'cute'!
Biggest prob is to get nice colours, animal colours are so hard to find. Yours look great. Will have to search my 'stash'.

Toptattyhead said...

I have been following your kangaroo progression with great interest, Jane, and I think you have got her and joey just brilliantly. Don't tweek too much and spoil her! She's already gorgeous!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Now tat's cute!

Tattycat said...

What an adoring look Joey has for his mummy! I love them both!

Marie Smith said...

They are fantastic Jane. My grandbaby coming in April is a boy and going to be called Joey. I will have to make him a "Mom and Joey".uvcuix

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Anonymous said...

Hi Jane, Love your use of 2 colors for your kangaroo! I enjoy seeing what you come up with. Deb

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Jane! The birth was long and arduous, but the result is worth it. Stay dry and Happy Christmas!

Tatman said...

BEAUTICIOUS!!!! and well worth the trials of designing it. A work of labor and love.

Marty said...

They are just wonderful! I'm going to have to show my niece -- she loves all your animals, Jane.

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