Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Difficulty With Doilies

Karey Solomon’s ‘Golden Arches
HDT is Jess’s and the solid blue is Cebelia #30

Pretty isn’t it?  Too bad I missed all those joins and had to drop 2 repeats! 

However, Unless I told you I’ll bet the pattern is so good you would not even have noticed! Thanks Karey. This is a great design.

Seems I have reverted to my old tricks of un-tatting just as much as I tat. As well as counting incorrectly, I also missed seeing the joins to which I was supposed to attach the end of each repeat. 

As a matter of fact I realized at the very end that the first missed join was in the very first repeat. So annoying.

Doilies. 
I should have known.


13 comments:

  1. Fox, that is a very pretty doily. Who would know that joins are missing? or repeats left out? it will look very good on a table.

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  2. Looks beautiful to me and very nice colors!! :)

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  3. I share your pain! I do think I untat more than I tat. I am not sure how anything ever gets done!

    Doily is pretty. Maybe you could just say you "modified" it?

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  4. Very pretty! I understand about missed joins... they've caused me to snip a tread or two.!

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  5. The doily turned out very pretty - I love your thread color choice.

    Dang, I hate that un-tatting thing too. Crocheting was much easier to un-do, but I figure that's why the tatting challenge appeals to me. Self-torture!

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  6. So this is YOUR version of the pattern. Sometime the "revision" turns out much prettier than the original pattern. I think it looks great! Love the color, too.

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  7. I did it again! Wrote you a comment and by the slip of a slide, it disappeared!
    Untatting takes 2 or 3 X the time to tat but it is often worth it to the person tatting.
    But . . . sometimes, you just have to let it go. This doily turned out beautiful and no one knows where you missed out.

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  8. Das ist ein wunderschönes Deckchen, die Farbe gefällt mir auch sehr gut.

    Liebe Grüße Cornelia

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  9. Even with you telling us, I still can't see anything wrong with it!

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  10. Hi Fox

    When I first looked at the picture I thought it was lovely piece of tatting, and then I read your piece and thought oh dear Fox, but I can't see the mistakes just a very lovely pattern. No doubt you will be trying this pattern again.
    Love to Gian
    Margaret

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  11. This doily IS PRETTY. I'm not looking closely so it works for me. Lovely blue.

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  12. Thank you everyone! You are kind... I can easily see the glaring errors... but only after the fact. : ))

    I might tat this again sometime as it is an interesting pattern and would very different in different threads...
    Fox : )

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