Monday, 25 January 2010

By George I Think I've Got It

So near and yet.............................................so far.
Dammit & Blast by michl_007
Dammit & Blast Originally uploaded by michl_007 on 25th January, 2010

I tatted the first couple of rings and chains but something went wrong so I started again but didn't take into consideration the fact that I had less thread on my shuttle. I got to the final ring and didn't have enough pink but was struck with the thought that I could make a self closing mock ring! Genius, right? Well it would have been had I not already cut the blue.

I wound on for my second attempt but instead of looking at the amount I'd used the first time, I did it from memory. So I get to the final ring and damn if I didn't run out of pink and do EXACTLY the same thing as before.

Lessons learnt:
1) Don't cut thread till I'm CERTAIN that I've finished.
2) Don't trust my failing memory.

I wasn't as annoyed as I'd expect myself to be because this pattern is a pleasure to make.

Pattern: Heart's Desire by Susan K Fuller.
Thread: Lizbeth size 20, col 142 & col 145.
Technique: Shuttle tatted.

I'm so glad that I finally managed to get this pattern done after so many false starts. I was going to say this is third time lucky but technically it's fourth time lucky as the black/red effort below was also from the same pattern but remained incomplete after I decided I couldn't get the chains to look right.
21 of 25 by michl_007
21 of 25 Originally uploaded by michl_007 on 25th January, 2010


Because I Like It by michl_007
Because I Like It Originally uploaded by michl_007 on 24th November, 2009

3 comments:

Liyarra said...

M - Your Heart's Desire looks fantastic.
Lovely work and a pleasure to read through your blog.

Krystle said...

I like your color combo.....and way to stick it out! you eneded up with a beautiful heart.

M said...

Thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback very much. I was really chuffed with how it turned out and like how these two shades look together.