I've been looking at knitted lace patterns and it is amazing that it can take as little as 4oz of lace weight thread to make a shawl. I will enjoy making somehing so delicate and beautiful. Using a size 10 thread I started to work on a lace scarf as a practise piece. But the needles were to large and the pattern did not hold up well. So I need to get some smaller needles and start again.
In the meantime I have been practising my tatting and have the second round of the doily almost finished. The meds I'm taking are causing some poblems and I didn't tighten a thread and had a real mess that had to be undone. I've even been practising with a tatting shuttle and have been doing quite well but still prefer the needle method. I made a simple set of rings in size 20 thread and it was quite pretty. The trick is to put it down when it gets frustrating. Hopefully I will soon be more productive and making lace edginings.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday I went to a class on tatting. It was very helpful, I had been reading the pattern incorrectly. That is the trouble with teaching oneself especially from material written over 100 years ago. So I made a pretty tatted circle and started a small doily so I could get the idea of doing rounds. Just need to practise making the stitches more even now.