|Featherline Snowflake, Jon Yusoff designer|
Could be that the fiddly-ness was my own fault for doing it "my way" instead of following Jon's directions, but I was determined not to cut and tie. Success--made it all in one go!
The kimono has tatted flowers on it, tatted in size 80 Lizbeth Vineyard.
For some reason the spot right in front of the microwave was the only spot in the house I could get good light and get a clear picture of her. haha
|Jewelry box doll, crocheted from etsy pattern|
I am going to count Chura's doll as a motif, because I came up with the adaptation for her cherry blossom flower myself. :D Super fun. I hope when I get more experienced, I will be able to design things more often.
Pretty sure I executed Heart of Texas by Teresa Woods in one pass as well. Sometimes this stubborn desire results in fiddly-ness, as I mentioned above, and I'm not sure happy with the cleft of the heart on final round, but I'll probably do it again to get it right, because OCD. Completed in Lizbeth red size 40.
|Teri Dusenbury's Forever Young pineapple doily|
Used size 40 Lizbeth in purple marble. I'm not entirely pleased with my result--I think the range of variegation detracts from the pattern, and the doily ended up very small, only about 6 inches across. In addition, my own execution flaws made it super ripply. I had to modify the final two rounds to get a semi-flat result. Upon re-do, I would likely use a solid color to best show the pineapple design as well as a larger size thread to shoot for 8-10 inches in diameter. I also have some stitch count variations in mind if I would have the same rippling problem.
All the same, it's a lovely little piece and I would definitely try other of her pineapple pieces, which I think are primarily butterflies. I also have Doretha Albee's Pineapple Heaven in the huge list of "stuff I want to tat." :D