My Free Patterns

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Monday, 28 July 2008

The latest on theTat-Along Doily

Well... the latest is that I have finished it. I used size 40 thread for this and the finished doily measures 7.5 inches diameter.



I had to snip of the first of the three rounds of chains and begin over because I didn't like how it looked after I started the 2nd round of chains. I figured that I can afford to do it because the thread that I am using is not really my favorite.

I re-did the first round of chains with a tighter tension and it turned out better when I did the second round of chains. The last round of this doily was the easiest of all and tat up quite fast too. I managed about six repeats in between watching one episode of CSI: Miami on the telly.

Okay, with this one done, I'm going to work on some snowflakes next. Most will be the designs from my book. If I am happen to ride the design express, I may come up with something new in the process :-)

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty Jon. I hate that you had to redo those six rows, but I'm glad that you are pleased with it. Are you going to make some colorful snowflakes this time?

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  2. That's a pretty doily. I looked through the pattern from your link previously and it looks quite doable without those fancy smancy stitches :p However, it calls for 2 shuttles, but I am thinking SLT. What's your take?

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful doily Faizon, Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Your doily turn out beautiful. I never tire of this pattern no matter how many times I see it.

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  5. Tattycat, I've been comissioned for the snowflakes so the colour is already dtermined for them. But I'll be working with colours for something else. More on that later.

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  6. TQ Diane, Irma, Tattingchic. Don't if I'll be making this again, eventhough it is a beautiful design. The chains are not very kind to me, :-)

    Tattycat, I only snipped off one row and that is the chains-only row. So it wasn't that bad.

    Barbara, I did consider using the SLT for this, but decided to go with two shuttles.

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