by Edda Guastalla Bianchetti
Rounds 1 - 3 completed so far.
My one regret so far is that I wish I had started over when I saw how stiff the center tatted up. I've emailed Diane (see previous post about this doily), and we both think that making the picots larger would resolve the issue. Both of us plan to try that in our next doily from this pattern, but I'm too far along to want to start over and you don't change something like that in the middle of a project.
This pattern is a pleasure to tat. The change in colors and the alternating instructions for each row offer enough diversion to make it interesting, while the pattern itself is simple to follow. I've found I need to consult the pattern only at the beginning of each round and at the first corner of each round. It's a great project to work on while doing something else with the family. I took it to the ball park last night and tatted while waiting for my grandson's game to start. I could still follow the warm-up on the field and visit with others while I worked.