Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Starting from the top

This is a peak at something that I hope to add to the little pattern book that I'm working on. I wanted the threads to come out of the top of the item. Starting with a chain simulates half of a ring in the photo. When I come around back to that area, I'll tat another chain coming out, to simulate the other half of a ring. That way, all the threads will end up at the same spot, and can be left out as a tassel or tail, for use as a bookmark. No ends to hide!

Progress on the book: 2 patterns finished and tested, 3 more started and partially typed. I hope to put at least 10 patterns in the book - so I am getting there!

7 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Ooh! This looks intriguing! I look forward to the book!

Tattycat said...

I can't wait to see how this turns out. How lovely it is already. See, I told you your book would be first!

TattingChic said...

Wow, you are just amazing. The pattern looks great so far and I look forward to seeing your book!

yarnplayer said...

Thank you all! I was hoping to get the pattern finished today, but I just spent all day adding "Save page as PDF" buttons on all my patterns that are on my free pattern website. Whew!
But such nice comments like these make me feel that it's all worth it. You guys are great!
BTW, my pattern pages are here:
http://www.geocities.com/yarnplayer/

zarina said...

I wish all patterns are like that. I just hate having to weave in the ends.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, Zarina. In my first attempt at this design I just started from a corner as usual, and wove in the ends. Then I realised I could start at the middle of the top. It took a while to figure out how to leave the ends all sticking out at the same place. At first I thought of a split ring, but that wouldn't work, because when I got back to the split ring the other ends would be at the bottom of the split ring, not the top. The only way I could think of was to start with a chain.

TattingChic said...

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~Tatting Chic