Saturday, August 2, 2008
TA DA! "Royal Diadem" completed....?!?!?!
I am promising myself that this pattern is DONE! "Look away....don't turn back..."
I just finished blocking the final draft last night. I was going to hold off on sharing this until the pattern is ready to distribute...but the excitement of completion has gotten the best of me. I can't help but to share. I am in such a celebratory mood that I am irritating myself with my own spazziness.
I have over 5 months of work into this doily; countless hours and dogged determination to get it just right.
Still tatted in two continuous rounds. With this draft you can see the rounds. The inner round here was tatted with 1 skein of "Karen's Halo" in Silk size 20. The outer round was tatted with 1 1/2 skeins of "Royalty" in silk size 20. It measures 10 inches in diameter. Remember when I said the silk tats up a bit smaller than the cotton? Well if this was done in cotton it would be 11" to 12" in diameter.
Hurray! I am going to take a short break from tatting to finish up the book. I don't have a time frame for the release yet...but it should be sometime this month. It depends on how many times I change my mind with all those little details!