Once I made the string, I pulled out my iPod to look for tangles that I had saved but not used yet. I really wanted to try Veins by Lizzie Mayne since I saw it. The tangle reminds me of an album cover from the 90's but please don't ask me which one, I can't remember. Knowing that I wanted to use that one first, I plopped it right in the middle. Not practicing most of these tangles first was a real leap of faith, but I am pleased with the outcome.
I made sure to write down the names of the tangles on the back of the tile and using Sandra Kay Straight's blog, I was able to go back and get the names and the links. She has the hook up for patterns. The new patterns I used here are the previously mentioned Veinz, Bowties by Lori Howe, Flubber by Molossus (Ms. Straight), Galoo by Carol Ohl, and Golven by Mariet. I confess that I had used Golven before in a birthday gift but I love it so much, I wanted to try it again. I had a little triangle so I added Paradox and just filled the other with stripes.
I also used a new tangle of mine that I am calling Allium. It reminds me of on onion cross section so I chose Allium which it the genus of the onion. I will post steps and examples of Allium in my next post. The inspiration for this tangle came from a tattoo. I don't have any tattoos and have never thought that I'd like one, but after seeing this one, I almost took the photo and my back down to the local place to get one, but more on that next.
Thank you to Sue for a fun challenge and thanks to the Diva for bringing the challenge to us each week.