Friday, May 2, 2014

Luscious Lovely Lato 2014

Row #4 Complete

It is a pretty pattern. Of course: it is Renulek!

I have run out of the pink Venus thread. So, I added the green Lizbeth and will have to see what happens next before I figure how the colours will develop. You just never know with these row by row adventures, do you?


A new plant? A bud? No. More Lizbeth slubs - and uneven thickness - and knots. Grrrr.

This is a brand new ball of #80 and I am totally disgusted with the quality. Again! I don’t know why I bother.

Yes, I do. The colours, the colours and nothing but the colours. Otherwise I would not give you two cents for this awful thread.

Because of the large open spaces in this pattern, Lucky Clover is becoming a bit awkward to handle, even though it is not terribly large. There is a lot of manoeuvring for each element, slowing down the process considerably.

20 comments:

  1. Everything looks great! Maybe we she tell Handy Hands straight out, cause they may not be reading the blogs!

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    1. I have written many emails... trust me!

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  2. Another lovely doily in progress! I have found an occasional slub or knot in my balls of Lizbeth thread, but not enough to cause the frustrations you have faced. It seems that you are getting all the bad luck with this thread. I can only imagine your exasperation!

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  3. Both doilies are looking so beautiful!!!! :)
    I understand the frustration with the thread, but it's the best of the threads I have used quality-wise. :) I hope things get better!!! :)

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  4. Gorgeous work! I am not having the nasty trouble with the Lizbeth right now, but I have had balls like that in the size 80. So far I'm doing ok with the bigger sizes. But grrrrrrrrr. Breaks, looks like crap, etc.

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  5. Luscious indeed. Beautiful and although not intentional, the colours work so well.

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  6. Wonderful - I love the contrast between the pink and the green! I look forward to seeing what comes next.

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  7. You are right, the colors are perfect! and for the rest , tatting is a patience job and sometimes a test!

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  8. Both doilies are looking wonderful. I love the color change - seems like this row was perfect for changing color.

    I have had quite a lot of trouble with Lizbeth threads, too - so many balls have had so MANY knots, uneven thickness, and big slubs that have to be cut out. If I *wanted* knots, I would have used 2 threads, not tried to wind my shuttles CTM. I've just about quit buying Lizbeth thread.

    Regards to Mr. G.
    StephanieW

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie.

      I have only a few partial balls of #40 left as I got rid of, gave away my small stash of it, but I replaced it with # 80 Lizbeth, thinking it was going to be much better! Luckily, I did not order tons if if, but I do have quite a few balls. I didn't know what other thread to get!

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  9. I have not this problem with the DMC thread. But I have just ordered of the thread Lisbeth: I hope to have no that!
    But in any case, your doily is magnificent!

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    1. I'm agree, it's perfect in the 80 size. But in 40 size, there is so much little available color!

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  10. Thank you, Tatters! Love your comments - always. : )

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  11. Hi Fox

    I am a bit late with this post, was not very well when I got home on friday but I am here now.
    Your doily is looking lovely, your tatting is looking good by the way.
    I am now on round three and will post when I have done it.
    Love to Gian please give him a cuddle from me
    Margaret

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  12. Dear Fox, You can order venus thread from : yardstick.co.uk

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