...I can't scratch!
I just cannot put the needle down, and consequently I have not tatted as many motifs as I had wanted to. They are boring me to distraction; that means Armenian Lace practice instead!
Here's the JS progress:
Here is all I've managed all morning with the needle:
It is so tiny and though I'm getting the feel for it, those centre petals are a bugger to get consistent; much more difficult than tatting. Spacing is critical and I'm going to have to just keep practicing, but not on the larger thread. No!
Aunt Lydia #10 thread has already been re-homed. Awful stuff! I should have known; use only the best thread you can for satisfactory results. Hrmphhhh.
Lastly, all this thread work has hastened the season of the splitting thumbs. Oh, it does smart! This year I tried to be proactive, as I had heard good things about the "liquid bandage" products.
This brand makes it somewhat easier to bear, but it's not totally effective either.
Anyone got a better idea?
Hand cream just doesn't cut it.
So to speak.