On the left is round two of the doily for my cousin. On the right is the center ring of the doily, to which I added a center ring. I’m not planning to do any more with that piece—just an exercise.
Ages ago I promised another friend a doily, too, so I selected a pattern. On the left is the center ring of the doily, which has a minor mistake so I started again. I had to block it after the third ring because it was turning into a cap. I’m inclined to cut off the third round and retat with a different stitch count on the chains. The chain stitch count is the same on the first round as it is on the second, and it’s not a good look further out.
Finally, I tatted up this bookmark for a friend. Not sure that I like the colors—what do you think? Also, downward picot joins may not be the best choice for multi-colored thread—see how the core thread color shows?
- Ruffled Doily #17, Ultimate Book of Tatted Doilies, page 12
- Ecru Doily, A New Twist on Tatting: More Than 100 Glorious Designs, page 107