"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
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Here are rounds 1-6:
For this round, I used slope-and-roll joins instead of lock joins to avoid the little color spots that would have occurred. There are times when I don't mind those color spots, and even use them as a design element, but this is not one of them. Since the previous two rounds were all chains, which I did CTM using only the green thread, they had no color spots at the lock joins; thus having little spots of pink on this round would have looked goofy.
For any new or occasional readers, I'm making this doily as a wedding present for a friend of mine. The pattern is "Rising Star" by Janet Carroll, from her book Elegant Tatting Patterns. The threads are "Peace" and "Leafy" by Yarnplayer.
So far, it measures about 6 1/2 inches (17cm) across. The book says that the finished doily is 16 inches (41cm) in size 30 thread. I'm using size 40, so it should end up just a little smaller than that.
Only four rounds left, but the next one will probably take the longest.