Sunday, November 17, 2013

Oops Doily Explanation

For all of you who can't see the error -- yes, you are right: it is small, not very noticeable, and I made an effort to disguise it when blocking. I could probably give it as a gift and the recipient might not ever notice -- but I think a judge at the fair would have. Anyway, here's a close up:
The circled ring has three picots, just like the corresponding uncircled one, but the first small ring is attached to the middle picot instead of the first picot. When I blocked it I squished the first picot over onto the ring and spread the others apart so it would appear to be the same if it wasn't closely inspected. 

Nit-picking errors isn't something I do all the time, but for something to enter in the fair, I do!


Fox said...

I know the feeling in your solar plexus when this is discovered!
Fox : (

Ladytats said...

thank you, you really didn't need to show us in such detail he he. I do like the pattern. It is a pretty doily, and you are right, other then a judge, no one will likely notice

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I see it now, and I totally understand your need to perfect this pattern!

Jane McLellan said...

Yes, for a competition it needs to be as close to perfection as you can manage. The problem is that once you see a mistake, you can't unsee it!

Margarets designer cards said...

Now I see it, gosh that was hard to spot, but I agree something you need to be perfect needs to be perfect what a bummer.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I sincerely doubt even a judge would find this tiny error or mark down for it! Tatting, epecially, should be encouraged, and minor mistakes not criticized so harshly. All of the sweaters I won blue ribbons for were not perfect. I also think there should be a separate category for original designs! This doily has a wonderful balance of design! I'm glad your dinosaur was recognized as the masterpiece that it is!