Friday, January 22, 2021

Forty-Eight


 Snowflake #48 from Four Dozen Tatted Snowflakes! Also the number of snowflakes currently hanging on my wall. I want to tidy them up and get a good background before I show you all, but I will be doing it soon! A few of the snowflakes I will probably not tat again, but overall there are so many of them that I loved, not only the final product but the process of tatting them. I've been waiting for this book since I first saw Robin Peretti posting prototypes of the snowflakes on her blog, and it was very much worth the wait. I promise someday I will be making blog posts that are not about Four Dozen Tatted Snowflakes, and it may in fact be soon, but... it might not be soon either.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Almost There!

 I'm getting so close to the end of Four Dozen Tatted Snowflakes! Here are #37-47 all laid out: 


And a close-up on #45 (top), #46 (bottom left), and #47 (middle right):


#45 and #47 are some of my top favorites from the whole book. It might be the Josephine knots. I just really like the overall effect of both of these designs. 

So close to tatting the whole book! 


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

38 and 39

 


Still working my way through Four Dozen Tatted Snowflakes. Here's #38 at the top and #39 at the bottom, with a little doodle to use up the rest of my thread. I'm planning a display for all 48 of them once I finish so I can admire them for the winter. 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Some Distractions

 


Continuing to tat through Robin Peretti's Four Dozen Tatted Snowflakes, and here are snowflakes #34 and #35. Unfortunately I got distracted during each of these and if you want to amuse yourself by spotting the mistakes, you can. There is one major one, which I had to be creative about to make the snowflake work with, and one minor one which just affects the symmetry. Hopefully I'll tat them properly next time, but for now they are good enough, and you can still see the beauty of the patterns. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Snowflake Time

 I've been tatting snowflakes at top speed for the past month or so. Here is a sampling:


Most of these are from Robin Perfetti's new Four Dozen Tatted Snowflakes. I was so excited for this book and it did not disappoint. So many lovely designs and so satisfying to tat. I've made it up through Snowflake #33 and I'm probably going to start again as soon as I finish #48. 

This picture also has some other Robin Perfetti designs and a lot of Frivole designs as well. There's also Muskaan's Frost Flower and some designs by Harohlahlala of Shade Tree Designer Tatting which I found on Facebook.

There are so many fantastic snowflake designs out there that I am having serious trouble making enough time to tat every one that I like. Not an onerous problem to have! 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

A Bit of Color

 I felt like a bit of color after tatting so many snowflakes, so I pulled out my Lizbeth Sky Blue thread and tatted up a shuttle's worth.


The first one is Mary Konior's Queen of Hearts, which I haven't tatted in a long time. I thought I was done tatting hearts but I recently found an old one in my box of tatted bits and pieces and remembered how beautiful it is. Second here is A Star For Marguerite from Jennifer Williams. Just found this pattern and I really like it. Quick and pretty.


BUT I'm definitely addicted to snowflakes and I couldn't resist turning that star into a snowflake. The original is a little cleaner and better but overall I thought it looked pretty good modified. I'd tat either version again. 


Sunday, September 06, 2020

Posies of Snow

 


I just discovered Nicola Bowersox's Posy Ice Drop pattern and I love it as a snowflake. Astute minds will notice that this is not an Ice Drop. I wanted a plain snowflake, so I left out the ice drop part and it works well without it. There is also an optional outer round that I opted not to do. The outer round version is quite pretty also and I might tat it in the future. But this look is the one I'm slightly obsessed with at the moment. I tatted two in quick succession and I'm not sure that I'm done tatting this version yet either. It's very quick and satisfying to work up.