Sunday, April 21, 2013

Blind Eye To Blunders

- about 12 inches in diameter - 

Here we are with the Snowflake Napkin - all up to date and wondering how many more instalments will follow. The purple thread is very low and I am considering the options, which depend on the design of the next row.  Will have to wait for the next Renulek reveal!

I kept tatting the same error over and over and have cut many repeats from this last row. Funny how this happens with some patterns and not others - they just seem jinxed from the very beginning.

Toward the very end of the row, I noticed a few repeats back that I had managed the same blunder, and I did not have the will to cut yet again, so I left it. 

Luckily, I see that it doesn’t really matter. You can find it if you are looking at the work as a critical tatter, but I do not think it is obvious. If it is - I just don’t care! This row is done!

19 comments:

  1. Hi Fox

    It's looking lovely, like you I am wondering how many more rows, I do have to buy some more thread to complete the snowflake rounds, I also have made a pair if earrings from the snowflake pattern which I will post on my blog

    I hope my mat will look as lovely as yours.

    Love to Gian
    Margaret

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    1. I a sure it will, Margaret! Thanks. : )
      Fox

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    1. Hi, Jane,
      Thank you for such enthusiasm!
      Fox : )

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  3. I know what you mean about some pieces just being jinxed from the very start - it's weird how one can just keep doing the same thing over and over again (and expect different results?!) Whatever the errors, they aren't glaring - and I certainly don't look at pieces that closely. The doily is looking great! I hope your thread options remain as lovely as always :)

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    1. Glad you know what I mean, Cindy. I sometimes think I am seriously losing it when that happen !
      Fox : ))

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  4. I think it is just beautiful. Lovely work.

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  5. This absolutely JUMPS off my screen. It is just spectacular! Even DH said "Wow!" I emphasized to him that you had been re-tatting the outer round and cutting several times! I constantly am amazed at your patience, especially doing these large items! I can't imagine where Renulek is taking this! I just know that this is so unusual with the stars, and in your colors this is a standout!! I can easily see it with a big Blue ribbon and 'Best of Show', at a Fair., and it's not even finished yet!

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful! Yes, there's a time for cutting and a time for going on regardless. The mat is so spectacular, mistakes are just not going to be noticed.

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  7. Very beautiful!!! You have done a fabulous job!!! :)

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  8. This is stunning, Fox! What a great piece.
    I believe that little errors add to the charm of an item, and proves that it's handmade. I often leave them in my work. I can't believe your patience in cutting out and re-tatting so many times. (I think I'd have had a fit of frustration and tossed it!)

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  9. Large pieces hide a lot! Fine thread hides a lot! Metallic thread hides a lot! All kidding aside, this is a wonderful piece and I love the colors you have chosen. Once the whole piece is complete, you will have to probably look very hard to see the mistakes.

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  10. element between the snowflakes is not symmetric with me but with you is symmetric. outdoor flower should be higher - the sixth row would be better composing.
    but it's nice, very nice! and, of course - crazy colors - super!

    hugs
    Renulek

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    1. Renulek, I was delighted to see your comment! Thank you!

      I have actually tried a few elements of the last row, but all my thread looks wrong with the colours... Better to leave it rather than mess up that last row.

      I love this piece - beautiful design. Thanks for the enjoyable journey!
      Fox : )

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    2. Fox don't worry, they will be more napkins. and this napkin and so she very pretty in your performance.

      sorry for my poor english ;-)
      R.

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    3. Thanks, Renulek!

      Sorry I do not speak Polish!
      Fox : ))

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    4. ...and I still am learning English

      :D

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    5. And you are doing so well! You are easy to understand.
      Fox : )

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