#7 Motif Challenge
Tatskool's threads are wonderful. This one is a great blue, but #60 feels like #100 to me - especially after all that Cebelia #20!
I realized something about the Clunies. I ENJOY making them! What I do not enjoy is the constant experiment to wrap the thread in the beginning of the process.
§ Thank you, yet again, elisa, for your dynamite patterns!
The tauter the wrap, the more nicely shaped the tally. I realized I was not securing it properly (It has only been TWO years, after all!) So, I have had to re-think the wrap.
It is working more to my liking, but I do not have it down pat yet.
The Fourth Finnish Motif
#8 Motif Challenge
Again, the picots got scrunched. I think that Maureen was right: it is the beads that are messing up the original stitch count. It is a pretty pattern though.
Margaret and it is quite pale and delicate, so I matched it with some purple AB that I had in my stash.
I like this pattern, which is from the Finnish book that I downloaded and printed. There are a lot of lovely motifs at the back of the book, but I have to scan them and blow them up as they are printed very small to get them all in the original book.
It is tiresome to try and read the Finnish, but I did not realize that all the pattern diagrams are located on the last three pages of the book! I am going to take the time to get those copied - one of these days... : )