Saturday, November 16, 2013

November Nonsense

It is an experiment.  I love to set little questions for myself to answer as I tat away, to see what conclusions I will come to by the end of the pattern. 


After having tatted Nancy Tracy's motif yet again ( I can't seem to get it to look symmetrical) I found myself wondering about thread size again and also:


Where was I?

I have been watching Doctor Who as I tat and suddenly realized that there was a flying shuttle in the intro! Who knew! I never watched these when they were on television - just to busy on those days. Now I get to stay up late and get caught up.  : ) Now I too know what a Tardis is!!!

So, here are the pieces I have been working on while asking the thread questions:


I have had the orangeish beads for many a moon. These are part of the stash I accumulated when I received a generous surprise from Miranda. The HDT from Monica is perfect with them! The lilac is a Ladytats lovely.  Thank you, ladies!

18 comments:

  1. Pretty tatting to while away the time. Glad you are enjoying the thread.

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  2. Oh the top picture motif if you look at the bottom ring in the center, the chain to the left looks like it has not enough double stitches as the chain to the right. If it does, then it's pulled to tot or just need to be wet with water and pinned to a board. I love the last to pictures and the colors are great what are they?

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    1. MT, there are enough stitches and I wet the thing, but it really needs to be untwisted by pinning it securely to a board. You are quite right! Thanks. : ))
      Fox

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    2. p.s. The thread is Lizbeth #40; no idea what colours!

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  3. The little snippets you showed are intriguing - I can't wait to see the finished pieces!

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  4. That is good to know, some patterns really twist up more than others and make me feel bad till I pin and or iron it. I do like the ones that seem to come out great and haven't even finished it.

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    1. Of course you do! They are the best kind!
      Fox : )

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  5. Gorgeous colors! I haven't tried Nancy's pattern yet, so I'm no good at figuring out how to make the oval lie flat. It is on my to-do list, though!

    I'm on a Netflix kick, have been for a couple of years. I watched Dr. Who from start to finish two years ago... Great fun! I did notice the tatting shuttle, which helped me keep my interest in the show. Who am I kidding? Tatting shuttle or not, I just love that show! ;-)

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    1. Me too! Almost finished the series - in no time! I watch way too much at a time, but get a lot of you-know-what done!
      Fox ; )

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  6. Hi Fox

    Your first motif reminds of Movember which we have in the UK, its in aid of prostate cancer month for men, they grow mustaches to raise money for research into Prostate Cancer, I suppose it looked that way because Vernon has Prostate Cancer, its in the very very early stages and the last tests have proved its not moved and could stay that way. Can I be cheeky and ask for your little pattern please.
    I like your orange beads look lovely with the motif you are doing.
    Your last motif looks beautiful but I know you don't like variegated thread very much, but it looks good to me.
    Love to Gian, how is he we have not seen much of him recently
    Margaret

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    1. I will send you the link. : )

      Funny, I just took pics today of Monsieur, thinking he needs to make an appearance! Great minds, once again!
      Fox : ))

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  7. But... what are the questions??... And will you share the answers with us? Do you mean wondering which thread size you like best?

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    1. Ooh! A comment LOL.!!! Just kidding, my tatting friend. Thanks for asking. Yes, I will address both after I have done with both patterns. : ))
      Fox

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  8. nonsense?!? Tatting has a lot of sense to me... Lovely lilac thread, but it seems a variegated, isn't it? Love the purple/fuchsia, besides it's in fashion this winter!

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    1. It does to me to, Ninetta!

      They are both Lizbeth #40; the inner one is variegated and the outer is just plain purple.
      Fox : )

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  9. TARDIS.......Tatting All Relative Dimensions In Space.........

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