4 June 2015

Round 2


Well here's round 2 and I'm beginning to wonder what I've started by using the beads!!! 

Now don't get me wrong - I love the beads but it's now becoming obvious that I'll have to get dear old BC3 out to help on each round and plan before I work it!! 

This round is relatively easy. All I've done is leave a 'bare' picot on each chain ready for the joins on the next round. BUT I looked ahead and trembled when I saw the problems ahead with the other rounds!!!! 

What am I doing? Answer? Having fun, really. It's so lovely to do something without designing from scratch - BUT, after just a few days, I feel the urge to make something else that's been on my list for a long time.  The doily is shortly to be relegated to 'relaxing time' rather than 'real tatting'!!!

Oh, if anybody wants a copy of my notes on how I'm doing this then please ask. I will tell you, though, that you will need a copy of the pattern too.  First of all you'll need it for the diagrams (essential) and secondly because I won't share unless you have bought the magazine. I'm not about to break copyright laws!!!!  Not fair on Jan's family.

8 comments:

  1. Cream and white - perfect! But I can't think of the Monster Doily as a relaxing pattern - maybe there's hope for me yet.

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  2. Yes please miss!! I do have the pattern!!!

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  3. Looks great so far :).

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  4. I have the pattern but will need you and Diane C help to figure it out. The first couple of rounds look easy. I'm just going to have to diagram it out with all stitch counts. I don't have corrected pages either any help there would be great.

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  5. It looks beautiful!! :)

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  6. I'm enjoying this doily, and I find it very relaxing. I just need gobs of time to work on it, which I will have starting Tuesday!

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  7. Hi Jane, I have the magazine and am already struggling with a cupping row 1. I would love to have your notes on stitch counts!

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  8. Drop me an email, Debbie and I'll send you the full document. I've added beads and done away with the fluffy picots but the stitch count should work!!!

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