Finished up two of my Works-in-Progress.
This Flower Bookmark is based on a pattern by Bina Madden, but I don’t know who did the adaptation! I found it somewhere, but it doesn’t have the name of the person on the pattern, which was in Spanish.
I’m not entirely happy with the doily – but at least I got it finished.
Next project – a tatted version of an 18th Century Drawstring Bag. I’m using black thread and it is really difficult to see what I’m doing, but I think it will be beautiful if I can get it right. I’ve been using a white towel on my lap while I’m working. It helps me to see, and when I’m finished I just fold up everything and put it down. I’d been doing this for a week when it struck me that my grandmother used a towel in exactly the same way for her knitting and crocheting. Memory is a sneaky thing…
I cannot pin down what it is about tatting that I find so satisfying. I’ve done quite a lot of crochet, and enough knitting that I can produce a usable item, but tatting is something different. I think it has more similarities to classical guitar than one might think. They are both perhaps a little obsolete in a technology-obsessed world. But when you get it right, WOW. Beautiful sounds, or a lovely piece of lace.