Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Monsterpiece Doily, Round 7: Complete!

I finished round 7 of the Monsterpiece Doily last Saturday. I snapped a quick photo and began round 8. These two rounds proved quite easy to do, and they are interesting enough to keep me tatting. I won't bore you with too much text; not much to say otherwise.

Nothing really to add about this round. Finished it with no major issues.

I agree with a comment Carollyn left on my last post. The doily looks great as it is and I agree it would be a good place to stop for anyone who doesn't want to make the whole doily. I won't stop though; it's starting to get interesting. I'm sure other people probably figured it out before I did, I'm looking at you Jane E., but one could go from round 7 to round 8 by starting with one of the chains that connect to round 6 instead of the small ring and make two split rings to jump to round 8. I noticed it when I only had a couple of repeats to go before I had to join the last ring to the first. Thread stats: Manuela no. 20 colour #a044.

As you can see I've completed about half of round 8 already. Despite being almost a mirror of round 7, I think this round so far is easier to tat. Probably because there is only a slight difference in stitch count for most elements and it's pretty obvious where round 8 joins to round 7. Thread stats: same as above.

That's about it for now. With any luck, I may have this round completed by next weekend. I think at that point I may take a short tatting break. I want to knit another pair of socks.


  1. It's looking so pretty Jeff. Love the colours you've used.

  2. You're making good progress, looking great.

  3. You're making great progress, Jeff! I do like it in color.

  4. Well done, the doily is coming on nicely and you must have a sense of achievement getting this far. Keep tatting!!!

  5. It's becoming quite elegant!! :)

  6. Looking good so far, keep up the good work