All that talk about posting the shuttle before you close the ring.... Pshaw! Suddenly, I realize that the ring is MUCH neater and more symmetrical if I do not do this!
Example: Jon's pattern 'Sweet Rose,' from her Snowflake book. This is the second one I tatted. The thread is Tatskool's Vanilla Sky, which I have been saving for a long while. It is wonderful. There is no doubt about it; Coats threads are lovely and firm compared to Omega!
This is actually more purple than blue in real life. I think this will be nice when completer and it is not floppy. This motif feels SOLID!
I kept those beads for the right thread and just knew they would be perfect with Vanilla Sky. They are all uneven and lopsided, but the colour is spot on.
#6 Motif Challenge
The first one, of course, was all wrong, but the rings are done as I always do them and they are not flat.
I have been assiduously doing this from the start. For some reason, I tried it again without this manoeuver and saw how much better the ring lies. Very flat. I am stunned. Now, it takes all my concentration NOT to put the shuttle through before closing as the information is firmly entrenched in my memory. I will un-tat it.
The thread here was a variegated Omega in size #30, I think. Pretty, but so very soft.
At work I spotted this thread that is remarkably like the Perlovka and I tried it. Just as nice! Soft and a bit fuzzy, but I like it for a change of pace. And the colours are pretty. About a size #30.
Off to finish the snowflake...
I forgot to add that this all came about because I read Jon's comment (it might have been someone else's!) in the Forum at InTatters that stated it seemed odd to post the shuttle in case of a mistake... then it would be easier to correct. That is indeed a rather negative reason for adopting this method, if you think about it! Everyone's different, but for me - no more posting!