To whom I pay homage,
for the border would have gone here,
but for the blades:
WHAT was I thinking? The Valdani is much too fine for me and it is just that stubborn streak a mile wide plus the ability to bite like a Pit Bull that keep me going. I WILL finish this and I will NEVER tat with this thread again.
#80 Lizbeth or DMC is small, but a 6-ply can be very enjoyable to tat with, in my opinion. But polyester, silk and this, this - I don’t know what to call it - is beyond frustrating.
I must say Valdani #35 cotton is very strong. Though it fluffs and shreds when grappled with over a knot, it seldom breaks entirely. I have had to break it (a multitude of times) because it had become too fine to work with, yet it held together better than anything I have used in the past - there’s something going for it - and the colour - at any rate!
My pointer finger is raw from un-picking and I can’t get the rings to close very well, or entirely in some cases. As I have lost most of my mind during this misadventure, I have also become careless rushing along, trying to finish as soon as I can, and the quality of the tatting is rapidly deteriorating..
As usual, I have begun another pattern that is now waiting in the wings, rather like having a treat or a prize at the end. Keeps me going.
I started the pattern a few days ago and now will not touch it till this border is finished and sewn on.
Is it too early to identify this? : ))