Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Piney Woods Christmas Doily, Part Two

Well, I could have sworn I had taken an image of the complete second round, but guess I must have accidentally deleted it or somehow hidden it from myself.  At least I have an image of the second round in progress!

To tat this round I used 2 size 7 tatting needles and Valdani size 8 pearl cotton in M41.  Thread one tating needle and work off the ball for the first R.
  R 7 + ( to smallest - of previously tatted CH of foundation) 3 very sm. - 3 + (to the smallest - of next previously tatted CH of foundation) 7 CL RW
Now, here is the tricky part- guestimating how much thread to pull off of the ball before you thread the second needle on the other end.  This is what I did:  I pulled 12 armlengths of thread off the ball and ended up having just enough to complete the second round.
Thread the second needle before tatting the CH.
CH 11 , with 2nd needle you will now tat a floating ring with the counts R 7 s- m- s- 7 CL. Continue tatting using 1st needle, CH 11 CL RW.
(HELPFUL HINT:  to tat the floating ring, place the stitches on the 2nd needle using the working thread as close to the stitches on the 1st needle as possible.  I am sure there are video & pictoral tutorials on the web if you need help with this technique.  Check Intatters and Georgia Seitz's Online Tatting Class.)
You will tat a series of 12 Rs and CHs for this round.  After tatting the last CH + to base of first R tatted, tie & cut, hide ends.

Stay tuned for part three tomorrow!
And also, be on the look out later in the week for a special "New Year Event".  I've got something special planned to ring in the New Year for my fellow tatting afficianados
Guess I had better check on the cookies in the oven.  They smell about ready.  Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!
Have a wonderful day.  Until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. Oh this looks lovely! Say, can I send you my Christmas stocking and you can fill it up for me? Love your blog. Keep the beautiful art coming!
    Happy Holidays :)

  2. You do such lovely tatting and I do like reading about your Piney Woods. My husband even appreciates your camo tatting! Karen in OR