Jess’s HDT, #40 #24/100 MC Design by Jennifer Williams
It is apparent to me that I have not quite yet resolved the matter of whether to block with the dreaded (and painfully sharp) pins on a board or to dampen and restrain beneath The Criminal Code of Canada till shaped. What follows is what I have determined.
Usually I do not make New Year’s resolutions, because I am already results oriented enough and obsessive beyond imagining, so I know if I promise to do something it will happen - and then some.
So, I am usually gentle with myself at the year’s beginning, and only when it seems a calming idea and not too big a deal will I promise... This year I made a promise. Tis year, I am going to pay closer attention to picots and shrink them to half of their size.
This does not seem as grand an idea as taking up jogging again, (not my most gentle resolution) instead of walking, and then running three times a week NO MATTER WHAT... I am into the third year of that particular promise. You can see what I mean about obsession.
This picots pledge seem a rather picayune promise. Paltry in fact - unless you happen to tat large and rather uneven picots, as I do. I have come to the conclusion that my tatting will be much improved and tighter tension will be the offshoot of tatting tiny picots.
This takes some concentration and I do believe it is effective, as I can see when I look at this motif, the tension seems much tighter than usual, and I do like the more controlled aspect that the small picots add to my work.
Not much I can do this new thing with the monster picots of the Honey Napkin. Too late for that. With only four more rows and a gazillion picots left to tat, I shall retain my old ways in that arena. Amen.