Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wiosna Round 4 and a Revelation

Here is Round 4 on Renulek's current doily.  I elected to SLT before and after each rosette, so that I could work with one shuttle and a ball.  In size 80, it is now approximately 5 1/2 inches across.

Yes, I know everyone else is already on Round 5.  I'll catch up eventually.  Maybe.  One could stop at this point and have a nice little doily, but I have lots of thread left, so I'm going on.

At one point, I discovered a Dreadful Mistake, where I had left out the single ring between rosettes.  The mistake was 7 rings back when I noticed, and that was too many rings to open and pick out.  I was pondering where to make the cut for the best place for working in 4 loose ends, when I realized that wasn't necessary.  I carefully snipped near the base of the rings, and teased out the core thread of the chains, and I was able to leave the green thread intact and wind it back on the ball.  Just 2 thread ends were much easier to hide without a lump.

10 comments:

  1. Believe it or not I did the same thing it does work and helps with hiding all those unwanted ends. love the colors and having fun seeing all the color combinations everyone is coming up with

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  2. It's looking great! I like the way you fixed your mistake. I've tried doing that, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. I'm glad it worked out for you. I'm only one flower motif ahead of you. I figure I have until the weekend to catch up!

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  3. I love the colours you are using in your doily!!
    Kelly

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  4. Looks lovely you are only slightly ahead of me, Ut I have also been doing a few other bits as well.
    Margaret

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  5. So pretty. Yes, I discovered that trick of just cutting rings recently too. It's so obvious that I thought perhaps everyone else already knew that!

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  6. Your stitches are so elegantly perfect! Pretty colours too.
    : )

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  7. That is so pretty and makes me think of a rose garden! :)

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  8. Beautiful colors! Looks so spring-y :)

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  9. I was able to enlarge your photo and I am in awe of the absolute perfection of your tatting, with perfect picots. Plus these colors are wonderful! I'm also amazed it's in size 80!

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