They are pretty luscious, aren't they? Lizbeth size 20 again. The variegated is color 131 Vineyard Harvest, and the solid is 644 Boysenberry Dark. I love how these colors make this very simple, traditional pattern look so bold and jazzy.
The pattern is by Nancy Tracy and can be found here. If you're a new tatter looking for a practice pattern, this is a good one. It's just straightforward rings and chains, with no tricky joins; and as I've shown, you can make it look as traditional or as modern as you want just by the colors you choose. I've added a tail (lock-stitch chain) with a little motif on the end. The motif is made of the same rings and chains as the first round of the bookmark, with the joins in different places to make it round.
When I saw the Vineyard Harvest on the ball I said, "Hmm, that's very, um, different, isn't it?" But I had seen it tatted up on a couple of other people's blogs, so I definitely wanted to try it. These are the colors I like for fall, rather than the oranges and browns, but no way was I going to wait till then.
One more bookmark, and then I move on.