Thursday, June 9, 2011

Some Black Magic

Howdy all. Guess what?? I've been tatting all week. No foolin'! I'll get to it soon. As was expected, Canada Post workers are on strike, though it is a rotating strike. That is, every day one or more cities go on strike for a day or two, then go back to work. It's not supposed to disrupt the whole system, but I'm not sure about that. We'll see though. I decided to keep my shop open for now, and even had a sale earlier in the week. So hopefully the package got out of the country. I'm holding back on my own mail orders. I've been eying the new colours of Lizbeth, but I think I'll wait before ordering. But anyway, on to the tatting!

If you're familiar with Mary Konior's patterns, you probably have an idea of what pattern I've been tatting. If you don't, let me show you:

This is Black Magic, from Mary Konior's Tatting With Visual Patterns. As I always mention, this book is readily available from most, if not all the tatting suppliers. Unless you want a hard cover version, I don't advise buying from Amazon, eBay, etc. Anyway, I've always liked this pattern. Actually, the first bookmark I received in an exchange was made using this pattern. This is the first time I've made this pattern. Unfortunately, I didn't do it flawlessly. There is one minor error; you may be able to find it if you looked. It doesn't matter though, this one is mine. I guess. I made another bookmark:

I don't believe I made an error on this one. You may notice the ends haven't been dealt with. I hope to incorporate them into a tassel. We'll see if it works. Thread stats: top bookmark, Lizbeth size 40, colour #688 Dark Seagreen. Bottom bookmark, Lizbeth size 40 colour #660 Light Country Turquoise. In case you're wondering, both bookmarks haven't been blocked yet. I'm hoping to make two more bookmarks. Why, you may ask? You'll have to wait and see.

That's about it for now. Hopefully I can keep tatting, and not get distracted. Till next time.


  1. This is such a lovely pattern and you've done it beautifully! You've inspired me to give it a try!

  2. Beautifully tatted and I cant see the mistake not that I am looking at every stitch or ring, They are lovely patterns to work and you have done a good job.
    Well done

  3. I love this pattern! I tried it out not long ago with the idea of making a pendant. But I blew it. I think I'll have to concentrate better when I tat this again. Yours look great!

  4. Black Magic in green is beautiful!
    Fox : )

  5. Black Magic always inspires me, it is so bewitching! You did a FAB job on yours.

    Hoping the suspense doesn't build for too long, as I am eager for the big reveal!