The last few weeks have been very busy ones. One of my courses this semester was an 8-week course instead of the usual 16. It ended last week, so I have a little breathing room in the remainder of the semester now that I'm down to only 4.
My Zoo Flakes Challenge project hit a snag. My goal for the design was a one-round, beginner-level flake. While it can be tatted in one round with rings and chains, it is more complicated to tat than I had envisioned. I'm going to have to put it aside until I can give it a large block of my undivided attention. That might be Christmas break.
I'm thinking what I need for the remainder of this semester is some easy tatting and I probably need a challenge to keep me focused. I joined the bookmark-a-month challenge at The Tatting Forums back in August. I've got a week to complete one for this month and that sounds like the perfect project. There is a challenge at InTatters to tat the same bookmark pattern in a variety of thread combinations using both solids and variegated threads. That one appeals to me as well. So I'm going to sign off and go review my pattern stash. Maybe I'll have something to show you by next weekend.