My Free Patterns

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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Mystery Doily boo boo

Round 4 is going to be snipped off!

I did not read the pattern carefully and miscounted the sequence in the number of rings.  In fact, I just took a glimpse of the picture and thought I had it, after all the sequence of construction is the same for all round.

Wrong!

Never mind, it is another good reason to quickly use up this thread which I am not particularly fond of.  So, I don't feel so bad snipping the round off (if you understand my quirky reasoning).

Added later (after I slept on it and read all the comments that came during the night)

Yeah, I know I am crazy sometimes ... oh wait ... I can be stark raving mad to make my tatting perfect, but
I decided to start over from Round 1.  Hopefully, I can fix the ruffling in Round 2 because I think the mess started from there.  Further, Maureen had left a good point in her comment that she wrote early this morning.


Oh bother! - but if it's almost a whole round you're cutting off, you can put it in a box and one day it will be Useful for Something. That's what I've started to do,with all my mistakes, and my 5 year old granddaughter loves rummaging through it.

So I am leaving the white version as it is and use it as a 'what-not-to-do' reference for this second try.

10 comments:

  1. Oh no! But I guess that if you set off on a mystery quest you are mentally prepared for snipping.

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  2. When I have to "snip" off a section I think of it as a learning moment!

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  3. Glad you didn't take out rings to fix the join, per your last post! I'm so amazed you're doing this,and it is looking wonderful so far. As long as you're content with your reasoning, that's all that matters! I admire those of you who take on projects like this! Vv

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  4. It looks so good. I can't see the problem. You are a perfectionist.

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  5. the whole round! oh goodness. I am glad you are not stressed about it, but what a lose of tatting.
    At some point I am going to have to get a copy of this pattern.

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  6. Oh bother! - but if it's almost a whole round you're cutting off, you can put it in a box and one day it will be Useful for Something. That's what I've started to do,with all my mistakes, and my 5 year old granddaughter loves rummaging through it.

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  7. If you put a ribbon through it and gather it I would make a nice doll hat! Of course you will have to make trim and collar to match :)

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  8. I am saving all my mistakes for a crazy quilt. That someday project.

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  9. Just trying to catch up, so sorry to read you are snipping the forth row off, I hope you can work it out, it looked so pretty last time I saw it.
    Margaret

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