Wedding Garter - In Progress
I'm hustling to finish a tatted garter for my future daughter in law. I tatted about 25 inches of the first row of the bookmark pattern in my previous post.
I'm almost finished with a row of rings-only ruffle attached to the edging. I think it's a bit narrow, and I'll have to add another row of chains, attached to the joins between the rings. Lots of chains, picots and stitches, but it shouldn't be too bad.
The safety pin is my "striver" pin, an idea borrowed from bobbin lacers. I calculated that I needed to join to 6 or 7 picots/day to get it done in time, and I'm almost there.
I bought round elastic earlier, and 3/8" ribbon today. In a moment of brain fade, I bought white, not blue. I was almost home when I remembered "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE!"
Grrr. Blue ribbon for a garter, of course!
I plan to run 2 rows of ribbon and elastic through the openings of the edging, and will leave enough ribbon so she can tie a bow. At least that's the current plan. She might not wear it, but it's still a keepsake for her.