Friday, January 16, 2009

Hey it's cold out there!



Welcome to the land of sub zero temps! We have our second snow day because the temps are -21 degrees. Burrrrr that's cold! Of course I know we are not alone.( Hey, aren't we suppose to be having global warming?) Looking at the temps around the globe I'd like to be in England! Yesterday they were 44!It was even warmer in Anchorage Alaska at 40 degrees!


The picture is my first attempt at a design. (I'm not done with it yet) Yeh! Ok it's not all that impressive, but taking it from paper to thread is not as easy as it looks. I made several sketches and the work up piece doesn't look like any of them. I know the picture isn't that great. But let me give you what I did. ( still don't know what to call it).




Motif


Round 1




R 3-3-3-3


LR 3+3-3-3-3-3 (join to last p previous ring)


R 3+3-3-3 rw ( join to last p previous ring.clover made)


C 8-8


R 3+3-3-3 (Join to last p previous ring of 1st clover)


LR 3+3-3-3-3-3 (Join to last p previous ring)


R 3+ 3-3-3 (join to last p of previous ring) 2nd clover made


C 8-8 ( chains will over lap )


R 3+3-3-3 (Join to last p of previous ring)


LR 3+3-3-3-3-3 ( Join 1st p of previous ring)


R 3+3-3-3 ( Join to last p of previous ring) 3rd clover made


C 8-8


R3+3-3-3 (Join last p of previous ring on 3rd clover clover)


LR 3+3-3-3-3-3 Join to last p of previous ring

R 3+3-3+3 Join to last p of previous ring second join to last p of 1st clover. 4th clover made.


C 8-8 join to 1st clover. Tie and hide ends.


Round 2



Starting at the third rings between two clovers make :

*LR 5-5+4+5-5 Join last p of those two rings. rw



C 7-7 rw


R 5+3+3-3 Join to last p of ring just made and to first p of LR of clover from previous round. rw


C5-5 rw


R 3+3+3-3 join to last p of previous ring join to middle p of LR clover from previous round rw.


C 5-5 rw


R 3+3+3-5 join to last p of previous ring and to last p of LR clover from previous roundrw.

C7-7 rw*
Repeat from *-* two times.

Than :
R 5+5+4+5-5 Ist join to last p of previous ring 2nd & 3rd join to last ps of the two rings of the clovers from previous rounds.rw
C 7-7 rw
R 5+3+3-3 1st join to last p of previous ring 2nd join to first p of LR from previous round. rw
C 5-5 rw
R 3+3+3-3 join to last p of previous ring and middle p of previous round of LR. rw
C5-5 rw.
R 3+3+3+5 1st join to last p of previous ring, 2nd join to last p of LR 3rd join to 1st p of 1st ring of this round. rw
C 7-7 join to 1st ring of this round. Tie and hide threads.
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Hope you try it. I made it in size 10 thread needle tat, but I think ball and shuttle will work just fine. I hope there are no mistakes and I explained my idea clear enough. I will try to put a diagram together and post that some time. As this is just a beginning I think it may have more rounds or evolve into something else. Well from a very cold Midwesterner I bid you TaTa for now.











































3 comments:

TattingChic said...

Hi! I hope you're keeping warm doing all that tatting! :)

TattingChic said...

Hi! I'm back to say thank you for entering the giveaway! Good luck to you! :)

Marty said...

Your motif looks like a fan to me. I've printed it out and intend to give it a try.