Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tatting Disaster

Decided I would try a thing called tatting. It looks fun so I'ma try it. There are two ways to do it. Either with a thing called a shuttle, or with a needle. Since I don't have a shuttle thingy and I do have an apolstry needle I said, what the hell? How different can it be? I did all the stitches and was going along great.

One thing I didn't pay attention to is that tatting needles are one size down the whole thing. Mine's not, it's narrower at the front, that didn't bother me though, what bothered me was that it gets bigger at the back where the thread goes through. I go to slip my stitches off and make a ring, feeling all proud of myself and they come to a screeching halt, refusing to go over the bump. I sit there and take every single thread and force it over the edge. And by force, I mean it took work, they were jammed and didn't wanna move. So I go through the sewing basket looking for long straight needles and find tiny little craft needles. Yeah, I went there. I took sewing thead and tried again.

You might wanna click on that, it's tiny.

Came time to take off the stitches again and they all stop again. Stupid needle bumps! So, tatting looks like loads of fun but until I find a straight needle or someone donates one to the cause, I'ma hafta sit this one out.

(Originally posted on August 4, 2012 at 5:00 AM)

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