Tuesday, November 13, 2012

You Lose Some and You Win Some

I tatted away all last week on my Lace Mat, only to discover after finishing Round 4 except for the little clovers, that I had made a Dreadful Mistake and had to cut off the whole round. Bother.

I didn't feel much like looking at it for a while, so I knitted all weekend. I eyed my dwindling skein of yarn with some trepidation, but finished the project with a whopping 2 yards left over.

The pattern is "Wingspan" by Maylin Tri'Coterie Designs, available as a free pattern on Ravelry. In a thicker yarn, it works up as a shawlette, but my rather thin yarn came out as a scarf,which is what I wanted anyway. I spun the yarn with a drop spindle, using hand painted Blueface Leicester top from Three Waters Farm.

You can see my earlier progress near the bottom of this post.


  1. Lovely to see another wingspan, love the colours!

  2. Shame about the tatting, but I love your scarf!! The pattern shows the different colours of the yarn up wonderfully. Good spinning on a spindle too.

  3. Lovely, and you spines the yarn how brilliant, well done on a lovely scarf

  4. Martha, that's lovely! And what a wonderful job you did spinning. Looks luscious!

  5. Sooo Sorrry about the tatting disaster. It is so disheartening when that sort of thing happens. Are you sure you said "bother"? ;-)

    The scarf is lovely. The tatting proves you are human like the rest of us -- to our own aggravation!

    <3 Linda R