When I should have been in bed... what was I doing instead? Looking at lace on the internet of course!
And I happened upon this little motif: http://spulni-blog.blogspot.com/p/mintak-patterns.html
The curves in it really appealed to me and I just had to make it straight away!
So this is Napoleon created by Orsi. I find it just simple and elegant. I like it a lot. I made a couple of mistakes on this first attempt but I also learned something new! For some reason, I have always made my Josephine knots using the FIRST half of the double stitch. Never even thought to try it the other way... until last night. I made the first two on this pattern using the first half as always and then all the others using the SECOND half of the ds - amazing. I find it so much easier to make an even Josephine knot that doesn't try to twist in your hand before you close it. And the curve on the outside of the knot is so much smoother. Can you spot the difference?
No doubt many of you knew this already and I was just slow getting there!