Greetings to you all!
Here is the most recent project. It is the Sunflower pattern from Blomqvist and Persson's "Tatting Patterns and Designs". I'm very happy with the results. But, as a result of the project I have new questions.
In both the first and second rounds there are many joins from the end of a chain to a picot on the previous ring. I reversed the work performed the join and then flipped back to the original side. Is this correct or how would you perform the join?
Secondly, in the first round there is a join from the end of a chain to the base of a ring...this was a bit awkward for me and I am wishing they were a bit cleaner. Should I have left the dreaded gap at the base of that ring in order to join in the gap? What do ya'll think?
I like the doily without blocking...but, I think I'm going to block this one.
BTW, the visit with my parents was priceless. We had a wonderful time. In just a few months of tatting, my 70 year old mother is taking to it like the proverbial duck to water. We bored our significant other as we commiserated in tatting and picking.
Please have a great day!