Friday, October 26, 2012

More Tatting

#4-12 in the 25 Motif Challenge
Patterns by Dale Pomeroy
Lizbeth #20 thread 
Tatting class is keeping me busy. This is a few weeks worth of homework/classwork, and I know there are other tatters who do this much in a day, but surely those tatters don't have small children? It's kinda tricky keeping all my ducks in a row. It's apparent by my suuuuuuuuper messy house that my ducks are definitely not in a row, but I exercised, read to my kids, and took a nap today, and I'm about to go practice the organ, so I'd say my priorities are pretty strait, except that it's 11:50 PM, and I don't plan on going to bed any time soon.

And, I stumbled across this ball of blue Lizbeth (color 651-not even one of the colors I was considering) in my local yarn store, and it matches pretty well. So I've got no excuses to put off that doily, but I still don't know which colors I want where, so I'm still procrastinating.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lace Mat Planning

There's this doily pattern that has been taking over the internet, and I really want to make one, but I'm afraid to choose colors. But I got this brilliant idea to put it in my laundry/craft room and model the colors after the doilies on the wallpaper:

So, blue and white? And what shade of blue? Should it have some charcoal too? What about green? And which round should be which color? I haven't decided if I'll hang it on a white or charcoal background.

I love the way this one looks with the dark color on the outside edge. But I also love the way it looks all in the same color.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tatting Classes

I've been taking tatting classes at my local yarn store from Dale Pomeroy (who is amazing, and if you ever get the chance to take his classes, you should, even if you already know how to tat.) I'm halfway through level 2, and my tatting is finally starting to look presentable (mostly because I learned how to finish the ends.) So I'm gonna try the 25 motif challenge again. 

#1, 2, 3 in the 25 Motif Challenge
Patterns by Dale Pomeroy
Lizbeth #20 thread

Here is all my work from level 2 so far:

Patterns by Dale Pomeroy
Lizbeth #20 thread

And here is my level 1 work:

Patterns by Dale Pomeroy
Lizbeth #10 thread