2 June 2015

Round 1


Well I succumbed. It could be about half a century since I did a big doily - they don't appeal to me normally but this one does!!! No idea why but that's the weird thing about my brain!!!

It's the Jan Stawatz Monster Doily. I bought the pattern from Zarina's Etsy shop here (she's got more copies I noticed yesterday) and am currently writing down the 'Jane' translation as I go along. 

You will notice that I'm not using my usual 'in your face' colours as I'm trying to do something I've been meaning to do for many years - grow old gracefully and use 'old lady' colours. OK, I can hear you all laughing your socks off. I'll probably give up on that idea within a week or two - we'll see!!!

I'm working this alongside Pigmini too so we can check our 'interpretation' of Jan's wonderful pattern. It's not easy but it's working - so far!!!

22 comments:

  1. I love those tiny beads in the middle. Enjoy!

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  2. It's a pattern which looks stunning in one colour - very elegant. I have it too, if these wall-to-wall grandchildren slow down a bit, maybe I will allow myself the time to do it as well.

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  3. It is a beauty! I'm kind of stuck on rounds 10 and 11, but I'll be fine with it once school's out and I can count properly again. I love that you've put a touch of beads in the center. I wish I'd thought of that!

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    1. At first I thought, Jane why use beads (I used beads when I first start tatting but now just cannot remember how I did it - shows how much tatting is being done).

      But reading Diane's comment, yeah. Why don't we add a bit of 'sparkle' just in the center.

      Ok - will put that in the note when I do start my own.

      Love you all girls for sharing your thoughts on the pattern.

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    2. At first I thought, Jane why use beads (I used beads when I first start tatting but now just cannot remember how I did it - shows how much tatting is being done).

      But reading Diane's comment, yeah. Why don't we add a bit of 'sparkle' just in the center.

      Ok - will put that in the note when I do start my own.

      Love you all girls for sharing your thoughts on the pattern.

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  4. Welcome to the Monster Doily Club. Nice touch with the beads. There is a clarification sheet available that has some corrections to the pattern (ie, some rounds do not have stitch counts), Let me know if you would like me to send you a copy.

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    1. Ooooh, yes please, Phyllis. Every little helps!

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    2. Can I beg it too please Phyllis??

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    3. Can i beg it too please Phyllis ? please please .... Thank so much

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  5. I love the color and the beads are a wonderful addition, a very classy touch. You go girl!

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  6. Yay! :-D Glad you jumped in; the water's fine.

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  7. Forgot to mention that if you're a member of Craftree you can find all the errata in the Description field of this page: http://www.craftree.com/patterns/1006
    Various members of InTatters/Craftree discovered the errata as they were tatting the doily, and I collated them and uploaded them to the entry in the pattern database.

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    1. Thanks, Grace. Found and saved in my working file!!! I never think of Craftree unless I'm given a direct link as I can't find my way round it!!!! Great help.

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    2. WHAT?? OLD LADY COLOURS? Phooey - or worse... I love beiges, ecrus, linens and whites and do NOT consider myself one of the blue haired set though I am sometimes informed often by my offspring that Im getting “up there!” Phooey.

      I am happy you are doing this one. It is a nice challenge and Jan’s patterns are very beautiful. I think you will enjoy it - if it doesn’t send you hollering and diving head first into the Thames!

      This looks like substantial thread - you are going to have a LARGE finished item... : ))

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    3. Well compared to my usual riotous colours of choice this is old lady ish, Fox! I'm using a size 20 Aida thread.

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    4. I was thinking that Jane has lost it. They are lovely colors but Jane is much more colorful than these plain colors.

      When I do mine, I will most likely go for one color throughout. Still weighing between Rose and Khaki.

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  8. Looks like a great start!! :)

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  9. Please can somebody (Jane) email it to me so I can keep it on my phone? Computer playing silly at the moment!! Think Jane will overtake me!!

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  10. Welcome to the Monster Club! You're off to a very lovely start, and I agree that there is no such thing as "Old Lady Colors!".
    I did mine in size 20 also and if I remember correctly it came out at around 30" across.

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  11. I LOVE the timeless 'Old lady' colors - especially on the big, beautiful 'monster' doilies! It's gonna be gorgeous :)

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