Wednesday, April 18, 2012

how I fixed my goof

The pattern for the doily goes like this
1. Split Ring
2. Split Ring
3. Ring
4. Chain + to 3
5. Ring
6. Chain
7. Ring + to 3
8. Split Ring
9. Split Ring

but, by not paying attention this is what I did

1. Split Ring
2. Split Ring
3. Chain
4. Ring
5. Chain
I got to the Ring and said "uh, oh, now what. 
I didn't want to un-tat 2 chains and a ring.  that would take more time then I wanted to spend. 

I spent a few minutes fussing at myself for not paying attention.  then realized that I should know how to fix this problem.  Jane's TIAS goat flashed into my mind and I thought "Ah Ha!" I do know how to do this.

Here is what I did.
I used a Self Closing Mock Ring with a Thrown off Ring. and joined to the core thread where the 2 chains come together at the bottom of the ring. and joined to the top of Split Ring 2 where I started the chain.

TA DA!! Yeah! it worked.  and it saved me a lot of time. 

in the close up below, you can see the difference in how the rings lay
but it is not so noticeable if you don't know to look for it. 

here is the doily again, and if you look for the "wonky" chain with JK knots on it in the lower right hand area, you can find the spot.

So, that's my story and I am sticking to it. 


  1. I like it and I would never hav spotted the goof!

  2. Very clever of you, Miss Ladytats!
    Katie V in NC

  3. So! That is how you managed it! I could not even find the flaw and wondered what you were going to say. Clever little, tattingpants, you!

    Well, I am one of those bumbling plodders who, upon seeing my mistake (same as yours - twice!) un-tatted the mess, which indeed took ages! Proof of this statement is here: !!!

    That is an ingenious move that I will remember - maybe - for the next time, because there is always a tatting trap lurking the next unsuspecting, unwound shuttle!
    Fox : )

  4. Great save and it looks beautiful :D Britt in Western Australia


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