A Cautionary Tale of Overpromising

Those doilies are but the tip of an iceberg. I’ve promised bookmarks and scarves—yes, plural—and a table runner to a variety of people. I have bookmarks made and rejected (by me). I’ve worked on several squares of a table runner, and I clearly need to develop my technique. I’ve bought three kinds of yarn in order to tat the scarves, and I’ve never been happy with my results.

While the doilies remain at the top of my project list, I’m now confident enough that I’ll be able to knock out the bookmarks soon. I may take another stab at the table runner in the near future. I’d nearly given up on the scarf idea for now, until I saw this picture in an eBay listing. The moment I saw that, I knew I could do scarves. I won’t be using either of the patterns (found in Tatting Lace), but I’ll be designing my own. Not right this instant—just whenever I need a creative break from the doilies.

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2 Responses to A Cautionary Tale of Overpromising

  1. Brenda says:

    I’m sure you cousin wouldn’t mind experiments besides doilies!

  2. Kelly says:

    Anything in particular?

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