I found the ball of Wedgewood Dark in size 20 that I was looking for a few weeks ago. And it was in a place I had definitely looked in at least three times already. I would blame the Borrowers, except they don't usually return things.
So naturally, I had to immediately put it to use with the Blue River Glades. I was going to make a Fandango bookmark in this combination, and I still will someday, but for now I needed something that would work up a little faster. Also, I wanted to get into Martha Ess's Playing with Picots book that I just got.
The pattern is "Mirror, Mirror", which I thought was apropos as I've been watching the show Once Upon a Time on Netflix while I tat lately.
As I usually do with bookmarks, I added my own tail and improvised the end of it with a little doo-bob inspired by the pattern. Mostly it came out well, except for the very end. I decided to finish it with a double-core SSSR so I wouldn't have to work in the ends. Well and good, but I also decided I should knot the threads together first so the second thread would be more secure. The knot ended up just being another lock stitch, so the SSSR doesn't sit right against the rest of the doo-bob like I wanted it to, and it's a little off-center. It doesn't look too bad in the scan, but in person it looks kind of silly. Next time I'll take the risk and skip the knot.
On a different subject, does anyone know what this is? It belongs to a family friend, but she doesn't know anything about it. My first guess is hairpin lace, but I don't know whether that can be made round.