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~