Monday, February 15, 2010

And the winner is...

Hmmmmm...only 4 comments :(
I am glad you enjoy my blog, and the projects I post about Tatting Chic and Vanessa!
But I *Don't* want to cause migraines!! They are soo awful and debilitating!
Let me tell you there are a staggering 133 220 knots in this piece!
(rings x knots per ring + chains x knots per chain x 2 {as there are 2 knots in each ds of course!})
Diane, so glad you jumped in with a stab in the dark, but 927 rings is maybe about where I should have finished the mat!!
Welcome Veronica! Your guess was actually pretty close at 1 550 rings!
There are a grand total of 1 696 rings in the Lizbeth mat!
It took almost 12 months to make and the best part of 2 reels of thread.
The design came from Tatting Doilies and Edgings, edited by Rita Weiss - one of my favorite tatting books :)
As I intended to give away 2 bookmarks, there is one each for Diane and Veronica!
I will sort out the packages and get them ready to go by the end of the week.
Congratulations Ladies :)

2 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Ha! Ha! I fell way short of the actual number! The pattern is beautiful, and I own the book... maybe I should give it a go!

I'm sorry you didn't have many guesses, but I'm very happy to be a winner!

Veronica said...

Jeez. And I was almost worried I was over estimating the number of rings.

I don't think I could muster up the patience for that pattern if I tried .___.