Lowering my Expectations
by, 28-06-2012 at 12:31 AM (625 Views)
Not sure what possessed me to say "Two rings a day." Honestly, I think I had a brain gremlin! So as it stands I have completed the fourth row and done two of the half circles. I'm going to have to take lots of good close-up pictures and put it together as a PDF or something for those who want the awesome tablecloth without the brain-melting of translating that from old to modern tatting language. The original pattern was printed in 1917, and I am copying from the Sanders book reprint. And now, for your viewing pleasure, I have pictures:
Here is the fourth row of circles completed. I don't like calling it the fourth row, but the book calls it that.
Here is the half circle. I'm cursing myself for not having done these while I was working on the previous row. Ah well! The pencil is pointing to a corrected join from a previous picture.
Over all, I'm proud of it. I think things will move a little faster when I am into the quadrangle section coming up. New plan: if I can do a little tatting every day, it will get done, eventually. After that, I might make another one, possibly just in white, to sell. So far, I've already finished one ball of black.