Hanging Basket Edging

Hanging Basket Edging - shuttle tatted in Lizbeth size 10 in Ecru and Fudge Medium
Hanging Basket Edging © Wanda Salmans 2012
I’m working on another runner edging in Lizbeth size 10 #603 Ecru and #698 Fudge Medium.
I’m doing my Hanging Basket Edging that I have on my patterns page. When I designed it I made it in size 20, the size I usually work in.  It lay nicely without a lot of blocking.
This time, with this thread, it just isn’t looking quite as nice as I thought it would. I admit I made a mistake, making one ring smaller than the pattern calls for, but I repeated the mistake consistently, making that the pattern all the way across. I didn’t think it would make much difference. I don’t know if it really does make that much difference or it’s just the thread size difference, or something else entirely, but I’m not liking how it hangs very much. I’m going to finish both runner ends and  block them well and see how they look.  It might look better when finished.
I guess if I’m not happy enough with them to take to a craft show I’ll have a runner just for me.
I guess a mistake wouldn’t be a total loss then, right?“Mistakes are proof you are trying.”

9 thoughts on “Hanging Basket Edging”

  1. I think you're being much too critical. Both your original edging (so pretty in those colors) and this version (also attractive in the two threads) are excellent. I certainly would take it to the craft show as a display! I'm sure you will like it when finished!

  2. We beat ourselves up when we make mistakes, it happens and sometimes it just doesn't matter! I think the edging looks fine, the colours are just right, but it does depend how the work lies.

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