Yesterday, after walking into a kitchen stool, while in a great hurry,
my day came to a painful, sudden fullstop.
I broke my toe!
So I HAD to stay put - oh - the pain - and tat
most of the day. This is what happened:
This is my design. My very own.
I have put a peach ribbon on it and think I will hang it in my Etsy shop! After all - Christmas is coming! (Did I really say that?)
Now - The obstacle I have been dealing with.
Anybody out there with a dyslexia-right-left-confusion? Anybody?
Well, I know this interferes a lot with my tatting, but did not clue in that it affects my way of holding the shuttle as well. Once that got sorted in a flurry of emails, I also noticed that I wind my thread over the fourth finger, not the pinky:
I am not sure if this affects my stitch consistency or not, but I am trying to get the old slip/slide happening with the thread wrapped around the entire hand. Which way do you hold the thread?
I am trying to train my hand to wrap the thread around the pinkie, as it sets up the thread in a better position for the shuttle to slide over...
I am wanting to do another hankie border and was inspired yet again by umintsuru's work here. I will NOT do a whole border in this as it would take till the next century to finish! But, I did review the skills needed for tatting the maltese ring. : 0