Sunday, April 26, 2009
Tatting with Scissors
I am so ashamed! I posted that picture yesterday of my first cluny piece and did not tell you that I REALLY messed up the last tally. So much, that I had to cut both threads.
When I blocked it following Jon's advice for blocking - LOTS of weight after wetting it, my wicked deed was well hidden.
But now, I have to 'fess up. I do not know how to pull that final thread when it begins get stuck. I realize that you really cannot undo a leaf, once it has been tatted.
I realize that this mistake of messing up at completion is something I do all over my life! Perhaps, I just get bored at the end. It's all about process at this point, rather than the final product. Problem is, when it IS done, the final product has suffered and there I am, process driven with an unsatisfactory reward. Bit of a conundrum, don't you think?
Now - question. Look at this little tatted piece that I was going to throw away - another badly ended process - and how it matches the card pattern. I gave this to my daughter-in-law on a gift, and then demanded the card back! For the babyblog! (shameless)
I pasted it down and was so pleased with the result. The question is: whose thread is this?
I got it from Tatskool. LadyShuttleMaker or Yarnplayer. I cannot recall. It is a #80, though, and great, as usual, to work with.
~Aspiring Adept of TATROMANCY (magical meanderings with rings, chains and picots) ~