This is a journal of my tatting and other needlework adventures. Oh the picture isn't me, it is my fairy me, the me that can fly off in to the woods, forget all my troubles and tat pretty lace all day
Now that the round is finished, I think I would do this doily my way again, it really went easier than I expected. Note to myself, remember the next time that the chain really doesn't need to be as big as you think, pull it up a little, so it is snugger and lays straighter. Blocking should help with that problem. The lines radiating out from the center surprised me, not apparent in the picture from the book but a nice design element. The last round should take awhile as it is made of 20 motifs very similiar to the center, 8 blocks instead of 10 around. I need to slow the tatting down and break this arthritis flare before my trip to Las Vegas next week.
It has been a frustrating few weeks, attempting to close the house I moved out of last year with sellers and their incompetent realtor. Instead of coming to a closing, they went to see a lawyer, and now one week later they think they might want the house after all, if we release them of the previous contract, return their earnest money, they might write a new contract. It's so insulting! So I have done brainless knitting, a shawl, no pattern, cast on two sts., increase in first stitch every row and knit until the yarn almost runs out, bind off. Keeps the fingers busy and the brain from thinking too much, just what is needed when dealing with not so nice people. Oh, I won't release then from the previous broken contract until I have a new approved contract. I'm not stupid!