"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bookmarks, Part 3, and a Cute Photo

Here's the latest bookmark.

Anniversary, by Mary Konior, from the book Tatting with Visual Patterns. The thread is Lizbeth (of course) size 20 (of course). The ball thread is color 117 Countryside, and the shuttle thread is 651 Medium Blue (which is really light blue).

I've done this pattern a couple of times before, but this is the first time I've used a variegated thread. I like the effect; the colors look sort of braided. Serendipitously, the colors worked out so that at the end, the color on the ball thread was the same as the solid on the shuttle, so that I could do a split chain without it looking out of place. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to join the split chain without a little color spot from the picot I was joining to showing through. Does anyone know a good way to do this?

I was looking through old photos the other day and came across this:

Awww, my little prodigy. OK, I admit I set it up. I tilted the harp back into playing position and got her curious.


  1. Very cute photo, the bookmark turned out really well, cant believe that you used 2 different threads. Just looks like one varig.

  2. That's the beauty of Lizbeth's matching solids. I knew I wanted all my rings the same color, so that was the choice I made.

  3. Oh yes I see now all the central rings, very clever.

  4. That bookmark is lovely!!!!! Love the Lizbeth threads!!!!