I have had this one in my 'to do' list for several years now so it is time to get into it. I think what has put me off it is the large rounds surrounding the motifs. I can never seem to get the tension right.
The pattern is from a Coats leaflet (No. 684 for those wanting to play along) and the thread I am using is plain old boring (but reliable) DMC Cordonnet Special Ecru in size 80. Mainly because I am too lazy to bother sorting out which colors to use. I just want to relax and tat.
A cold spell in our usually sweltering Aussie summer has given me the perfect kick off point!
And so it begins..........
Tonight I started. Feeling really good about it. Flying start it was too. Just the right amount of thread on the shuttle and a nice hot cup of tea sitting there waiting..... Ben at work so there was no distractions (nice distraction he is and all...) and off it went! Until......
Didn't even get past the second ring before I started joining in the wrong spot!!!
Yeah , well...I will have another go at it on Friday. (Ben's birthday tomorrow)