Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oops results in Crusty

I've done very little tatting, but I've been converting my tatting pattern files to pdfs so I can transfer them from my old PC to my Mac. I should be able to finish it with one more day of labor. When I did decide to sit down to tat for a bit, I started with a simple ring and chain cross in the variegated Lizbeth threads I mentioned previously. I got off to a bad start by making my chains too long so that I didn't get a good 90 degree angle at the first arm. I decided to keep tatting and just see where I ended. Crusty here was born of my efforts. I've seen some more realistic crustaceans by other designers, but I like him anyway.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lizbeth Threads

Even though I planned to tat from my stash, I couldn't resist a trip to Hobby Lobby after reading about the excitement over the Lizbeth Threads. Of course, I couldn't be content with one new ball of thread. I bought three lovely variegated shades. The black and read combo (Red Burst) will be perfect for finishing a project I started a while back for my youngest daughter and the Island Breeze is ideal for the bookmark I hope to tat tomorrow. I resisted the temptation to buy more shuttles since I have several empty ones available.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summer - Time to Tat!

Finals are finished and I decided to take some time off to rest and be with my family. This means time to pull out my shuttles again! I'm so excited. I'm spending the evening visiting my favorite tatting websites to catch up on what you've all been doing. While I'm excited about tatting, I just can't decide where to start! I'm sure your websites will provide some inspiration.