First, before the rant... the Hankie.
Done and sewn.
HDT is by karey Solomon, #40
Pattern by Mary Konior: Gossip
Pretty, isn’t it?
I even borrowed Frivole’s trick of embroidering a wee bit of another colour (here it is teal) in order to pick up the same in the thread.
Remember I could not iron out the blue-edged hankie, and wondered if it had been cut on the bias?
Well, there is definitely something wrong with that fabric, as it is from the same manufacturer as this recent one and I had absolutley NO trouble ironing the yellow circle one. I tried yet again to get the blue one smooth, as I had the iron out anyway; no go. You can see the difference here:
NOW THE RANT
I am making one mistake after another with this Monster Stawasz pattern! First I was contacted by a tatting friend who hesitated to tell me, but figured I’d best get a heads-up early rather than late.
The second and third row were tatted bs instead of fs. Oh, The Horror.
I told her I would leave it and try very hard to be not so bloody TypeA-obsessive. HA!
Soon the scissors were slicing away and I re-tatted the two rows. I am much happier now. Thank you, Tatting Buddy!
Then on to the next blunders. The thread is so soft; I am not as enthralled with it as initially, for it is difficult to keep a consistently good tension. And now I have sold all my Clovers!
Now I wish I had not been so hasty. (I am overly obsessive about keeping a lean stash... oh the pain of OCD!)
At any rate, I am half way through the next round and have had to cut twice. I even keep making the very same error!
As this is a gift, I will continue to fix errors when I see them. Who am I kidding? I’d fix them anyway. Can a bird really change her feathers?