Saturday, November 28, 2009
Bordering on boredom....
The second hankie is driving me crazy and I have figured out something important! I think when I am finished with the hats, the hankies and the baby socks, I am going to do tatting a bit differently. I am going to tat for myself. Ah, so selfish! I can't wait!
I have learned because of the T.A.T. process, the more I am challenged with either the pattern or a design challenge, the happier and more satisfied I am.
It has taken over a year to be able to zero in on what it is I want to learn or perfect. It has taken time and a lot of perusing the books I have managed to acquire. I never would have thought that I would have become so curious about the design aspect of tatting, for no other reason than to better understand the different stages of a process and then to execute it - just for me!
This is not to say I am never going to tat baby socks or decorate a blanket, but I do want to tackle a few projects for no other reason than just because I want to do them. I tend to get bogged down making things for other reasons. That scenario repeated itself when I was a knitter and a crocheter, and, eventually, I got to dislike and resent both of those activities. I still do.
So, now that I have become so enlightened, I took advantage of the moment, pulled out Patti Duff's Mini Tats and happily tatted this, pondering negative space! Ain't life grand!
P.S. This Mini Tat brings my 25 Motif Challenge complement to 5! I counted the motifs and was surprised that I have this many already!
P.P.S. How could I have forgotten! That gorgeous HDT is Yarnplayer's Roses, #30 - one of my all time favourite threads!