Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Butterfly One - Version One Pattern

First version of the first butterfly. For those of you that can work from a diagram, I hope this one is sufficient. If there's something really confusing, leave me a comment and I'll see if I can clarify. I think this .jpg ends up being fairly large, too. Again, using Firefox, you can print preview it then tell it to print landscape and fit to the page. I still don't know what any other browser might do, but believe they should have something similar. If you are a member of Here-Be-Tatters or eTatters, I've posted a .pdf file of this image in both places. If you can't get something usable, leave a comment and we'll figure something out -- unless the reason it's not usable is there are no text instructions. I don't want to do those. :)
Oh -- I just realized none of these patterns say to use two shuttles. I do it as a matter of habit.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Tat It and See

Tat it and See by Jane Eborall
How much fun is a do it day-by-day pattern without knowing what you're making? Ask just about anybody in the tatting world! I was copying the pattern every day, and was finally able to catch up through day 7. I'm thinking I should have twisted my very long picot a bit more -- or else my whatisit is standing in a very strong windstorm. I chose DMC size 80 in an orange ombre. My reasoning behind this was diabolical. Actually, it was because that's what happened to be on top of the bag. I'm looking forward to the next installment. I'm thinking ...hmmmm... decoration for a baby boy's tie-dyed onsie. :)