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Ex pat Yorkshireman living in North Wales. Married to Heather. Two dogs, Two cats

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Helix Asperta Variagata (25/5)


Helix Asperta Variagata .
( very roughly the variagated snail!!)

I started off trying to make a heart. Made the first 3 rings, and had to stop for dinner. Finished dinner, picked up the "heart", and thought this looks more like a beastie, and so a snail was born.

Not sure of the size but very many thanks to BJ in NM for the thread.



R1 3-3-3
R2 3+12-3
R3 3+3-3

Cut and tie (Several knots to form tail)

S/R1 Join to Picot on 1st ring 6 join to next picot /6
S/R 2 6 join to picot on 3rd ring/ 6
S/R 3 6 join to next picot on 3rd ring / 6
S/R4 10 very long picot 12
cut and tie
Cut very long picot and knot ends for eye stalks

Mother and child!! (It was an absolute pig to do!!)
Little one DMC 80 Once again Many thanks to BJ for the thread.

4 comments:

clyde said...

Congratulations Bob on your designing you are doing some neat stuff.

Tattycat said...

I love the little "beasties". Thanks for the pattern. It's funny that we sometimes need to step back from what we are doing to see what it is really supposed to be!

Marty said...

I love the snail!
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BJ said...

I just KNEW your tatting would be fruitful and multiply~ doing happy dance!
Love the snail and your tree is 'way cool' (that's high praise from the kids- and, I'm a kid at heart)
Love Mark's rendition of you in the cartoon.
Keep on designing.
Bob the Bike is special.
Best wishes to you and your wife.

BJ in New Mexico :>)