We're visiting my parents in ND which is so beautiful. We had a huge storm last night, hope my house will be okay when the storm gets there today.
My wonderful husband loves to drive which means I get to tat. We listen to audiobooks (the latest Kane Chronicle- The Throne Room), the scenery is glorious and 8 hours of tatting! My elder daughter was working on the second dragon wing from Anne Bruvold's mini-dragon and the younger doing calligraphy. Everyone happy!
You'd think I'd have more to show for 8 hours but I have a hard time reading in the car (plus I was over sure about what I was doing - real problem) so I did the rosette FOUR times before I got it right. Now, I'm very pleased. I gave up on the other bootie pattern. This is Mary Konior's Goodie Two Shoes which is lovely and involves no "fudging". I may work on the other one again but for now, I want to finish.
Isn't it fun? I'll put a ribbon on it and maybe a little sock in it? Hmm, I don't know what do other people do? I want the booties to be worn, not just admired.
In other news, I was able to teach a wonderful, young woman to tat last week. We only had one day in common because of travels but she reported in that she's successfully making rings. Next onto chains and then she's set. She's currently working on the little fish which is all rings and is looking for advice about closing small rings. If you have suggestions, please comment and I'll pass it along.
I can't wait to finish the other bootie but there's serious pinochle around here and that doesn't mix with holding a shuttle. : )
Latin for today: hodie mane phasianum medio in horto vidi = I saw a pheasant in the yard this morning. Click here
et nunc leporem magnum video = and now I see a huge hare!