I'm starting to get burned out from writing Inkscape tips, which is a sign that I need to pace myself better. I tend to go into things with the idea that I am going to take it slowly, and then I never do. I'm still super excited about diagramming though, and I feel a bit like a mad scientist in that regard :)
On the design front, I've been revisiting a pattern that I designed back in March of this year. Just before designing this motif, I had watched one of my favorite movies: The Company of Wolves. The main character is named Rosaleen, and for lack of a better idea, this pattern was called Rosaleen.
There was some interest when I posted photos in my Works in Progress post, and I figured that I really should finish diagramming this pattern before the end of the year. When I do, I will post it to my Free Patterns page.
I tatted another copy last week, just to make sure that the notes I had were accurate:
This motif can also be connected together to form a hexagonal mat. I'd still like to tat a fifth round, which would be an optional addition to turn this pattern into a coaster. I'll have to see how that goes and if I can come up with something that I like.
I don't want to bore you all with too much diagramming stuff, but I think I have really benefited from taking the time to research Inkscape for my tutorial. I was able to create this diagram with some new things that I learned, and it was so much easier than what I had been doing before:
Here's a snapshot of my Inkscape screen. I've used an imported photo to draw on top of, layers to work each round individually, and guides to snap a point of rotation to the center of the diagram. All things I hope to share later on in my tutorial.
Now I just need to work on that fifth round, colorize my diagram, and add some numbers.