Funny about asking for opinions, which I did. I discovered that
the consensus was rather split - just like my own decision-making process!
Thank you for all the input.
I followed the good advice, tried several threads plus some that I found in my little stash made an executive decision. The final reveal will tell all!
Yesterday, I received a surprise in the post from Frivole:
Frivole believed that I did not enjoy the first samples of Babylo #20 that she sent to me to try out.
I actually did enjoy tatting with it immensely; it is the bulky result that I am not certain I like when I compare it to a finer #40 Lizbeth as you can see in the motif designed by Karey that I posted a few days ago.
At any rate, Frivole has generously sent this #30 to try and it looks amazing! Thank you, Frivole!
Also in the mail:
InTatters is an amazing informative tatting resource; I love that site.
It was there I read about this book being sold off by The Ring of Tatters at a very reduced price. I ordered immediately and just received the book from Britain. It is a good one! Lots in it - even instructions and some Mary Konior patterns.
Only my love for my Grand-baby enabled me to be able to finish this pattern. It is a super pattern and I am inpressed with Karen’s design ability, but for me this is an example of what I call “tortuous tatting”.
Those feet and the inverted chains... don’t ask!
But it is done and in purple as requested; I will get it over to Gray this week. I hope he likes it. He had better like it!
Pattern: Karen Bickerton
Thread: Lizbeth #40
Mistakes: All my own