Tatting Tea Tuesday with Sophie and giveaways

Who is Sophie, you ask? 'Sophie' is the pattern I chose to make for the InTatters October Tatting Challenge. This example of Sophie, here with my pink ribbon mug - for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - is not my entry to the challenge. I made this with a thread that I like very much, thank you, but I was having trouble with my project, so made it first in this. It's DMC Perle Cotton, color 115, size 8.
Below is my entry for the challenge. It is made with Knit-Cro-Sheen size 10 in Deep Coral. The Challenge is to use a thread you don't like or don't use and I don't use this kind of thread any more. There are too many threads out there that are much nicer for tatting with (anyone heard of Lizbeth?). This thread is something I must have picked up some time ago. I don't know why I have this thread - it's not my color really - or why two balls of it. I must have had something in mind when I bought it but I have no idea what it was.

The problem I was having was actually with the pattern. It's by Lyn Morton of Tatting & Design, which I found a link to in the pattern library on InTatters. The problem? It's written in long form with lots of words. I found it a little hard to follow. Of course, if anyone has noticed, I make a lot of things with my own patterns, which means I just have to figure out what I meant and not what someone else might mean.

So I took a few minutes and wrote it out in shorter form then made it with a thread I like working with so I could concentrate more on the pattern than the thread. I thought it came out great! (I won't mention that I forgot the last chain of 10 ds - good thing I cut my tails long - but I didn't mention it, shhh!)

I have no idea what I'll do with these, but they came out looking pretty good, even the one in Coral.

Did everyone see that LadyShuttleMaker is having a giveaway? If you haven't seen it yet, or haven't posted a comment yet this week check her blog out here.

And Wickedtats is also having a giveaway! Check out her blog here.

Good luck to everyone in the giveaways. I think they're contagious, because I'll be having one this month, too! Check back for more details.

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