Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Monsterpiece Doily, Halfway Through Round 3

I'll try to make this quick; I got home from work about a half hour ago so I'm tired but not sleepy so I'll do a quick update. Here is the Masterpiece/Monster AKA the Monsterpiece Doily as was before I went to work:






As you can see I have round 2 and about half of round 3 completed. And surprisingly is seems to be staying flat. I guess I was worrying for nothing. I'll see for sure after round 3 in done, but the joining picot size might not be as important as I first thought. It might help to make them on the small size, it just isn't as critical. Thread stats: the thread used for round 2 (the cream coloured one) is Manuela no. 20 colour #a055. The thread used for round 3 (the light green one) is Manuela no. 20 colour #a044. I am really enjoying tatting this doily.

That's it for now. Don't expect another update until the weekend; I don't know how much tatting I'm going to get done over the next couple days. Till next time.

14 comments:

  1. I think this is such a clever design as I found that size didn't matter on picots too. Also small variations in stitch count didn't seem to cause any problems either. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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    1. I'm actually pleased and a little surprised it is working out well. I was very concerned after tatting the first round. I am happy to hear that small stitch count changes don't seem to cause problems-I'd rather not change any stitch counts but I will if needed.

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  2. This is working out beautiful and colors are wonderful! I think you are moving fast, I agree it is enjoyable!

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    1. Thanks Carollyn! Maybe a little fast right now. I know I will slow down as it grows.

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  3. Yes, Jane's right - it's so big, the little variations just disappear.

    Looks great. My suggestion is not to rush or you'll get frustrated and bored. Try to relax with it, taking one tatting session at a time to focus on colour and the immediate element. That's what got me through the long process. It is a good pattern to perfect whatever you feel like zeroing in on. That's my rant! : ))

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    1. I'm not trying to rush. The tatting goes so quickly during the first few rounds. I don't want to rush through it, as that is how mistakes happen. I will probably try other patterns while I'm tatting the Monsterpiece. I welcome your suggestion and will definitely focus on the colour and immediate element as I tat. Thanks.

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  4. Oh those colours are just so right together - a great start

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    1. Thank you! I think think they work together too.

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  5. Lovely start ,, YES those first rounds do go quickly

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    1. Thanks! They sure do. Sadly, it won't take long before they will seem to go on forever.

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  6. I'm loving the color combination and I have all those colors in DMC Cordonnet.

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    1. I love the colour combination too. I'm glad I chose them. You really should try the pattern. I think you will enjoy it. And don't worry about your picot sizes too much.

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