Friday, December 27, 2013

Back To It


I received the Lizbeth I had ordered in pink and gray, #80. So I re-started that pattern from the Dutch publication - De Frivolité(k)ring. No mistakes in the count this time!

The colours are quite different from the Oren Bayan and DMC, which I had initially used, and which I prefer, but the recipient I believe will appreciate the more intense palette. Hope so anyway!

Love the Lizbeth! Amazing to write that after all my thread woes. The #80 is a delight and there are all those colours.... This may bode ill for my thread allowance in the coming year!

24 comments:

  1. That doily is looking stunning already!!! :)

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  2. Personally I also appreciate the more intense palette. There was nothing wrong with the old colors, but the new pink especially is gorgeous!

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  3. Although I use mainly size 20 I must say the Lizbeth 80 is a lovely, lovely thread to work with. Love your colour choices.

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  4. Looks like a great start already! I do find with Lizbeth that the smaller threads are usually better quality than the larger ones.

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  5. Both color combos are gorgeous! My wrist needs a break from tatting, so I'll start again in January.

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    1. Diane - careful with the wording! That may not be what you need at all!
      Fox : ))

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  6. I agree with you about the size 80; I think it's the best of the Lizbeths. maybe something to do with the manufacturing process.It seems to be much smoother than the other sizes.
    Once again a delightful picture with your shuttle - I do love them!

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    1. That was my thought too, Maureen. Perhaps it is easier to calibrate - or whatever - the smaller size machines. Whatever the reason for the improvement, I am delighted!
      Fox : )

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  7. I think "azalea light" may be closer to your original pink. (If you wanted ANOTHER one to do!)

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    1. Thanks, Susie - I will definitely keep that in mind, as it is a beautiful soft pastel.
      Fox : )

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  8. very pretty. Glad you found a thread you like

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  9. Thanks for all the lovely comments, Tatters!

    I am having fun this holiday, tatting away. Hope you all have some time for shuttles as well. : )
    Fox

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  10. Both color schemes are lovely! I ordered a ball of size 80 Lizbeth a while back but have yet to try it. Based on your post and some of the comments it may be time to try it. Some of the colors are very appealing!

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    1. Tons of choice, Mica! I am always sad that I cannot buy any of the thicker Lizbeth - because I loathe it, yet the colours are so wonderful. So, those same colours are all produced in the #80 thread! Yay! No lack of options if you like skinny thread.
      Fox : )

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  11. Makes me want to try size 80 though I'm really a 20 sort of gal. Lovely colours, I think I prefer the more intense shades. Looking good.

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  12. Please enlighten me which Danish publication this is from??
    Susanne

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    1. Dutch publication! De Frivolité(k)ring.

      I trust I have finally got this right!
      Fox : ))

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  13. Hi Fox

    A bit late with my comment sorry my blog will tell you why.
    Looking good so far, keep up the good work.
    Love to Gian please give him a cuddle from me.
    Margaret

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  14. There are benefits to working with size 80. After you feel you tat well, then this tiny thread is sooo fun and lacy and goes by quickly and less thread ends to play with and one shuttle full goes such a long ways. Love colors you chose and beads too! great job!

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  15. Looks brilliant Fox....no matter where it came from!!! It is a gorgeous pattern and you have done it justice. Love seeing what you get up to!!

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  16. I love the pastel colours and the delicacy of these little motifs. Absolutely beautiful

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