I made it again as I was testing the pattern, in blue this time. I need to get more bugle beads really - I had some silver ones somewhere but I can't find them. I think it would look nice with silver. I added a couple of extra stitches to the LTRs as mentioned in the previous post and I prefer it that way.
The pattern is now written up... I'm just debating whether I should have it test-tatted but I know everyone is so busy at this time of year so I don't dare ask anyone as I'd like to have it done NOW! Here I go again with my impatience. Anyone keen? Only one or two at most would be fab.
I would like to thank Shannon, Jeff, Margaret and Michelle for test-tatting the Snow Crystals pattern (available now). I really appreciate their help. Shannon (Shannon-in-Love) made her picots longer than mine, feeling they would look more snowflake-like:
|Snow Crystals tatted by Shannon|
I'd have to agree, they look great with longer picots.
And one last thing: the tiny latch hook I mentioned in the last post - I was so pleased that I ordered a second one, but it's not the same! Be careful, there are different sizes in these tiny hooks and the new one I bought is bigger than the one with the yellow cap and does not fit through bugle beads. The yellow and red one says Inox 4/0 on the cap. I'll have a search to see if I can locate one.
Hope to have "Ice Queen" ready really soon. Keep an eye out if you are interested in trying your hand at this challenging pattern.
Oh, and I nearly forgot why I particularly wanted to do a blogpost today: it's the 12th day of the 12th month in 2012. Special day, think you not? And there won't be another matching date like this for 89 years! So make the most of this one!