I have been doing mainly tatting for 5 or 6 years now. However, in the last little while I have started two projects and jammed with both of them. One is a vintage pattern with lots of ‘repeat from * to * six times’ or whatever, and I got lost somewhere. It’s in 100 thread, so I plan to do it again in larger thread, then correct the first one once I know exactly what I did. To add insult to injury, the book is a ‘Learn Tatting’ booklet from J.P. Coats.
Then I treated myself to a new tatting book by Iris Niebach – Tatted Doilies. Fell in love with one of the patterns (Delia) and… got into trouble again. I love the look of it, but the chains are long! The first one is 60 ds between rings with only three picots. I found out my tension is not as even as I thought…
So I went back to crochet. I forgot just how fast it is compared to tatting.
The Solomon’s Knot (also known as the Love Knot or Hailstone – don’t ask me about the last one…) is old, but I love the effect. The pattern is Love Knots and Leaves by Susan Badgley, which you can find here.
I didn’t like the edging in the pattern, and so invented my own. I also ended up playing thread chicken.
That is all I had left after three 50 gm balls.
Here is the finished shawl.
Since we are in the Southern Hemisphere and heading into winter, it is now too cold to wear the shawl…
Something else while I was busy with crochet.
This was for a challenge on Habitica. A fun way of motivating yourself to get things done by developing positive habits using a gaming format.
I have also published a post on my tatting site, Tatted Threads. Maybe I should do a post about biting off more than I can chew… 😉