Thursday, September 27, 2007

Still nothing new

I am really enthusiastic about learning to tat right now. Perhaps this enthusiasm is partly how little time I am having. I got called into my second job on Tuesday, attempts to tat between jobs resulted in failure. Wednesday I donated platelets at the Red Cross and was hoping to tat afterwards. After all you are supposed to avoid heavy lifting or anything strenuous for several hours afterwards, but it left me too wiped out to tat, so only more tatting failures. Tonight is errand night, then dinner with my folks, and tomorrow night I get to see Thoroughly Modern Millie at the playhouse. I love that musical. I'll have to try to find a stupidly simple edging that I can practice on, and make myself work slowly and precisely. It may not get me another motif done, but it would be practice, and if I do it right, I'm hoping to edge some pillow cases. If it doesn't go well, I may put away the shuttles and dig out the tatting needles in order to accomplish a simple piece - though for me that also has a high failure rate right now. Oh, the joys of learning something new. The good thing is I do have a project in mind that will make use of all my failures and left-over ends.

2 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I hope you stick with it! It took me years to learn how to tat (trying to learn from books). I borrowed a friend's video one day and learned in about 20 minutes. I now own that video! My tatting is far from perfect, but I find it very relaxing!

Kelly said...

Diane, Your lace is so lovely! I am in awe of the work you are doing. I am currently obsessed and determined to learn. My fear is I am so easily distracted by new things. That new yarn, gorgeous fabric, pretty beads, and the list goes on. Again, thanks for your encouragement.