Sunday, 18 January 2015

Jan Stawasz Moje Robotki 8/2007 Huge Doily tat-along Row 7


The doily currently measures 45.5cm or 18 inches point to point. I wonder if I should be calling it a doily anymore as it will soon be a tablecloth and I hope it will fit. I just realized that I have taken this picture with the wrong side facing. It will have to do for now.  I just don't have the time to become a great photographer too!

On this last round my thread kept getting caught on the points and rings.  Any suggestions to keeping the thread and project clean?


10 comments:

  1. Well it is looking great and I just fold the doily back on top of my hand, I have not gotten to where you are at but not far behind, I have a question though, and where do you see the numbers for the chains on the round you are on, because I don't see the at all?

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    1. Its too big to sit back on my hand. It is usually hanging on my lap when it not in its bag with the thread.

      The roman numerals along the side of the page show the rows. I, II, III, IV, V etc.

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    2. I know the roman numerals that's not what I mean, the rings and chains on all rows are shown except row 7 on row seven I see the double stitch count for rings but none for the chains, hopefully this is making since. Sorry to bother you I just cant find the chain count.

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    3. Oh, I see what you mean. Row VII, I used 6 6 4 and will keep it the same for VIII as the ring A has increased to 4. I think someone had already done the row and used this so I wrote it on note for my pattern. His patterns are often missing counts. There is an errata page on Craftree just for his work at this thread http://craftree.com/forum/threadfs/10998

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    4. Oh thanks so much I really am grateful for your answer I belong to Craftree but struggle searching around for that section you told me about. Thank you,Thank You, Thank you!

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  2. Wow, looking great !
    A few tips to keep work clean
    * always wash hands clean before starting
    * make sure the working area is clean too, or lay a clean cloth over which the WIP & other materials can be laid.
    * after working, keep the WIP & thread balls, etc. in a clean closed bag/container.
    * once shuttles are loaded, replace ball in container/zip pouch/bag.
    * keep work away from pets, kids, ...
    * avoid working on large projects or light-coloured projects while travelling.
    These are a few steps I follow myself...

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    1. These are all great practices, and I do all of these the majority of the time. As the work is getting large I have just the right cloth to use on my lap for this WIP.
      Thanks for your tips and comments on my blog.

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  3. Looking lovely, I agree with what's already been said, clean hands would be my only tip,
    Margaret

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  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog I was thinking of increasing the chain numbers on round 8.

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