Saturday, November 10, 2018

Finished With a Christmas Present

    Once again, it's been a while. Just getting busy with life. The wife is not feeling well so I have been trying to take care of her, as I can. I am still working too much and playing - well, not enough. But such is the way of the world.
    On a positive note, I finally have finished a Christmas present. This one is Renulek's Spring Napkin 2018. This has really been an interesting tat. Mostly I have had to do it at work, no, not on company time, but I usually arrive about an hour ahead and have coffee and quiet. I also take lunch in my office so I eat, then tat. I started this one in February. Between everything else, I finally got it done yesterday.
    I did the first several rounds as continuous tatting, but eventually the pattern got a bit complicated so I had to start individual rounds. On the last round are 48 "points". I used the method I have in my Experiments page for doubled rings. I think it looks better that way. In this photo I have not blocked it yet. I have washed it with Orvus though. It is tatted with Pop-A-Bobbin shuttles using DMC100 and measures about 13" across. I wonder what it would be in size 20?

    This doily will go to my niece for Christmas.


  1. Spectacular, in such tiny thread!

  2. Just beautiful. Very dainty in fine thread. I’m sure there must be examples around in size 20 thread. I used size 40 but had to end way early after discovering a fatal flaw.

  3. Beautifully done! Mine is tucked safely away. Every once in a while I get the urge to pull it out, but I must finish afghans for Christmas, so it remains on hold. When I finish, you will know how large it is in size 20! ;-)