This is the cross bookmark I’ve been tatting. I decided not to add the josephine chain and ornaments to it because it looks busy enough done in this variegated thread.
From looking at the ball of thread, I expected the colors to be a lot more muted. I was very surprised at how vividly they worked up.
I was also pleased with the way all four of the center rings worked up into the same color. The bookmark is tatted around the sides with one center petal made at a time and joined later . So they are from completely different areas of the thread ball, with no way to tell which color will be where in the pattern.
On the other hand, I did expect the second bookmark to be very brightly colored. But again, I was surprised as I worked it at how in-your-face the colors were. It reminds me of carnival carousel colors!
This is the third time I’ve made this pattern. It’s one of my favorites from Jon’s Thread Escapes.
We took Sunny to the groomer today, so he is all spiffed up for the trip home.
And I squeezed in a doctor’s appointment this afternoon.