As I stated in my last post I am tatting my way through tatting books. I started on one book, but the patterns required too much cutting, tying and hiding of ends. Blehch!!! Who likes to do that all the time? I did one pattern that required me to hide ends 6 times for just 6 inches of edging. It would take a long time to make a useful length of edging hiding ends that frequently. Additionally, I do not like how chopped up that type of pattern looks. They lack continuity - start, stop, start, stop... So I switched to Ann Orr's Classic Tatting Patterns.
I find some of her patterns hard to follow as they are written in paragraph form so I rewrite them in symbol form first. I will mount my samples on something and then post pictures. I probably will not do the large doilies as I am not much of a doily person, but I will do all the edgings and the medalians.
|TIAS 2016 Day 9|
I am participating in Jane Eboral's Tat it and See. She has totally throw me for a loop. I was convinced it was a frog, but it most definitely is not a frog after today's piece of the puzzle!! Now I am totally baffled. My frog had developed a strange appendage. However, living in Oklahoma we have creatures called horny toads. They actually have horns. Maybe I was not off by so much after all. Yeah, right!! Jane has a really good trick up her sleeve.
My husband suggested a jester's hat or a scorpion. Oh, how I hope it is not a scorpion!! I am terrified of arachnids, and scorpions are arachnids. I do like the jester hat idea though. Maybe it is a girl with a pony tails? Jane has out done herself this time, but she thinks we should all get it with today's bit of pattern. Hmmm... Maybe I was too stuck on the frog idea to see anything else right a way. It is kind of funny how at least my brain works that way. I have to let go of one idea before I can see another take shape.
I have continued knitting my way through the pattern book I started last time as well, but I did get a tad bit distracted. My daughter went away to school and she needs a bright scarf to wear with her black coat. Here is what I am working on for her. I will also make me one in red.