The Good News
Progress on the Snowflake Napkin by Renulek.
The Not-So-Good News
I do not know what to do about buying more thread...
I have been ranting on and off about the quality of Lizbeth. I thought jettisoning the #20 and using mainly #40 had solved my problems with uneven thickness, knots and fuzziness. But no.
Now, I have reduced my thread stash to a minimum and have mostly Lizbeth #40, in a very few colours.
There is coming a time when I am going to be bored with the lack of colour choice and there is not too much HDT either.
But, and it is a big 'but,' I am not going to buy more until I have exhausted all alternatives. I am sick of the inferior quality - unless my expectations are wildly out of line.
I remember working with a wonderful Japanese thread - I think it was Olympus, and it was delightfully smooth and consistent in texture, but few colours were available.
Then there is Altin Basak - lots of colours, but a bit soft for my taste. So, what's a girl to do? I might just have to start dying my own.
I suppose I could then use Lizbeth, as I find it to be excellent, once it has been transformed into Hand Dyed Thread.
Or, I could suffer diminishing eyesight by beginning a tatting career using mainly 'Oliver Twist.' Woe is me...