Wednesday, November 07, 2018

First snowflake of the season

I started this snowflake yesterday but when I went to whip out the drawing for it I came to a complete standstill.

I upgraded my computer this summer and a lot of my old software doesn't run on Windows 10 so when Hubby asked if I wanted it installed, I declined. I like having all of my old software, but tweaking it so that it will run adequately on Win 10 is a pain in the butt and I'm not even the one that has to struggle with the stupid thing. But you can't create a drawing without the software so I finally asked my sweetie to install it. Which he did and after it was adequately blessed (or maybe it was cursed) I don't know I left the room, it finally worked.

Some things don't seem to work like they used to, or maybe it's that I've been away from using drawing software for so long, but I finally managed to create a reasonable facsimile of the finished lace.

I'd been playing around with some designs that start with a basic flat rose so that's where the snowflake started. It's a rose plus 3 more rows using a basic shuttle and ball of thread and it's pretty straightforward except for the split chain at the end of row 6. Seven rows seems like it ought to be big enough for a doily, but it's just 3.25 inches from point to point. done in size 20 thread. It doesn't work up quickly enough to use in our Christmas cards so I've already stared on another one, which doesn't look like it with suit either so there's bound to be a few more coming off the shuttles.

Assuming that you'll probably want the pattern, I've already included it here.



muskaan said...

Oh yes, definitely want the pattern ;-D This beauty goes to my tat-immediately list :-) Thank you!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your snowflake is lovely! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I'm hoping to get to snowflakes soon, but afghans are taking precedence right now!

God's Kid said...

Fabulous snowflake!!! :)

Ninetta said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the pattern!

Jenn said...

Thanks for the pattern :). Adding to my list of patterns to tat :).

Madtatter80 said...

Love this pattern thank you for posting it!