"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, May 13, 2010

Got the Threads

The threads for the doily arrived today:

These are Yarnplayer's "Leafy" and "Peace". I don't actually expect to use all of these skeins for the doily, but the last thing I want is to run out.

Just as a reminder, here's what the doily will look like, from the book Elegant Tatting Patterns by Janet Carroll:

It's hard to picture from this scan, but the first round will be all in Leafy, and thereafter, the rings will be in Peace and the chains in Leafy. I'll get started tomorrow, right after I play for the Alzheimer's Association.


  1. Love the HDT and that doily looks simply devine. Happy Tatting!!!

  2. I love the colors you've chosen! They're two of my favorites from Yarnplayer. I look forward to seeing your progress with this beautiful doily.

  3. Ooh, this one will be a stunner, for sure! Will you post progress reports or must we wait until it is 100% complete to see it?

  4. Don't worry, IsDihara, no secrets this time! The friend I'm making this for doesn't even know I have a blog, so showing the progress won't be a problem. Anyway, the wedding is in July, so I'll be tatting nothing but this until it's done!