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Adventures in Tatting, Part 1.

Last night I made forward progress on the tatting. Some mysteries are easier solved with the help of experienced hands…

Tatting practice

From the top:

  • Some chain practice
  • More chain practice, using one coloured thread (this helped a lot) with the white shuttle thread
  • A complete ring – with inadvertent picot
  • Lots of rings, with intentional picots

I managed three rings on that last piece before coming home – the rest I did in the half hour before going to sleep. I really think I had begun to crack the problem by then. So, this morning I became ambitious. This was my first attempt. And this was my second – can you tell what it is yet? It’s one of these (my third attempt was a complete one).


I think the boat came in!

It’s not finished, because I don’t know how to do that – the instructions that I worked from don’t indicate how to attach the tail rings to the body ring. (EDIT: the solution is here)

I am very pleased with this.

Whaddya mean, you never saw a pink fish? Pah, what do you know!

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In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

December Reflections 1: Star

December Reflections 1: Star

Taking part in Susannah Conway’s series of December Reflections prompts. Mainly my responses will be in my other blog, Scattered Thoughts, but sometimes they will fit better here. On other days, such as today, we may fit in a post in both blogs. … Continue readingDecember Reflections 1: Star

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

second test

post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash