Winging their way to Mini-Boss...
I compared the picots of the first sock to the ones on the second and I have to say that there is an improvement. The dots do not cause me to tat identical lengths of thread, but merely provide a good, stable guide/marker by which to more easily compare the length of thread I decide on, when tatting the picot.
Also, I seem to be able to tat faster. The second sock was done very quickly, and I can only attribute the difference in time to the dots.
I was ready for a fun tat. So, I teamed up some of the sample thread, #20 Flora that I received from RandaGray, with some pretty, rather large multi-coloured beads that came from Miranda.
This thread is great - almost spongy when tatted up; it has lots of body. It does split more easily than Lizbeth, but the colours are wonderful.
Thank you Miranda and RandaGray. I am enjoying your offerings and will post this piece (which I SHOULD have practiced before I dove in with the best supplies, but I just couldn't wait!)