Monday, March 22, 2010

Genius or Dyslexia Rules Again?

Love this pattern, which I saw originally on Vinnie's and then again Liyarra's site. I could not figure out how to do this in one pass, as Vinnie intends. Tried a few times and ended up there, at the point, not knowing what to do next.

So, I turned the tatting upside down and made a picot on the bottom to later join the not-yet-made-ring, and then up righted the tatting to continue.  You see the result.

Perhaps, I thought, a dimpled ring would have worked, but the joining picot would then be in the wrong place, for it would be upside down.  This was my solution.  I am not sure yet if it will work as I have not got to that place in the pattern.

Am I missing something elementary here?  Overlooked the obvious?  If you can see the problem, do tell! Otherwise, I may have created a lovely new move!  I doubt it, but it is a nice thought!

Karey Solomon's HDT #30

On the bright side, I did manage to tat these little motifs on the weekend.

Patti Duff's Mini Tats in Lizbeth #40     $15 & #16 MC
Square is Georgia Seitz's from  Tatting on the Edge and Beyond

Slowly.  I seem to be at a bit of a tatting impasse - everything is suddenly so difficult!  I hope this bumpiness passes quickly or I WILL have to submit to the dark side!



  1. Please see my blog for corrections and some further corrections.
    The picot at the ch8-8 is supposed to be a join.
    Sorry for all the trouble!

  2. See, you did an inverted picot and didn't even know it! We'll go with "genius".


  3. It seems to me that the quickest and least painful way out of such a situation is to toss in a downward facing picot, as you did, but by means of a dimple (2a-2b). But that is apparently not what Vinnie intended.

    Don't panic, your capability in the medium has overtaken your understanding. Your brain simply needs processing time to catch up. Chill!

  4. I had the same problem, but Vinnie set me right. Love the motifs.

  5. The thread you're using is very delicate in colour. I have to admit I had a crack at this pattern and gave up quite quickly when I couldn't figure out what to do.

  6. Genius. Definitely. I saw this post last night and have been pondering it since, because it's beyond me. Now reading the comments, I see it's called an inverted picot, have googled it, know it is advanced, but still beyond me... and I suspect will remain so for QUITE some time!!! I can already tell though, that my pea-brain isn't going to let this go and I will be cruising the internet trying to learn more. I love how you always get me thinking, Fox!
    :) Ann

  7. Thanks for the comments, Everyone!

    I am still frustrated by this pattern and took a break to tat Mary Konior's heart, which gave me heartache as well! But, IT is completed, as you can see in the next post.

    Now, I will try and tackle Vinnies' again ... Fox : )

  8. Not sure if this helps...but I would have tatted over a paperclip, which can be removed when you come to do the join, no?
    Thanks for the positive comments, btw, :), ca m'a fait plaisir.