Friday, September 28, 2012

nuntium nonagesimum primum (91st post) more Tat-along

Here are my 12-year old's first joined rings.

Here's where I learned that if you poke yourself with a crochet hook, stop tatting with white thread.  Happy Bluebird says to spit on it, apparently your own spit works on your own blood.
Round 3 done.  The safety pin is so I can do front side/back side.  I can do it but it takes forever for me to figure out which is which.

Getting started on round 4.

I've decided to go the split ring method for those little clovers.  I *think* I like it.

Lizbeth Deep purple and White. size 20


  1. How exciting! I've been thinking about how I want to do that last row too. I've come up with a sort of convoluted way though, involving a mock ring, 2 scmr, and a couple of thrown rings. Should be interesting. lol

  2. Yay! Look at that 12-year old's tatting - great job!
    So, did you spit on it yet? Ha ha - it DOES work :)
    Your doily is looking wonderful - I love that deep purple with white.

  3. congrats to your daughter, good for her.
    I like your Lace Mat. Happy Bluebird in correct - spit on the blood - and the sooner you do it the better.

  4. Yes spit works the best! I love your use of colours on your tatting!

  5. Well done to your daughter, looks great work.

    Your mat is looking good, what a pity you caught your finger when tatting, I hope the blood comes out. It's going to look a great mat.

  6. I've never stabbed myself with a crochet hook, although now I'm sure I will! Quilting/sewing needle... yes... many times! And I have also spit on the fabric to wash away the blood. I'm glad Happy Bluebird was able to come to your rescue!

    Your Tat-along is looking great! I still haven't started round 2. I think I've been sidetracked by snowflakes!

  7. Congrats Ms. 12-year-old! That looks great!

    And you have produced a beautiful piece! It is simply magnifica! The white and dark thread are such a good idea.

    I use saliva on lots of things! Figure that the breaking-food-down enzyme has got to be good for removal of all manner of ugly blotches!
    Fox : 0

  8. Hi Michelle,

    I admit I do not visit your blog often enough. I will try to correct this. I love your white and deep purple combination. I must get some Lizbeth white and black in my next Lizbeth shopping spree.

    Bravo to your daughter. I remember learning tatting when I was in school but I never got that far.

    I think your doily is going to be beautiful, worth the hurt finger. I did not see any red spots.

  9. Great tatting by your 12 yr. old!!! :)
    And your doily is looking gorgeous!! :)

  10. So pretty! I love the pattern and the color combination. I used to wish there was a shuttle with a sharp crochet hook on the end so I could use it to unpick and join, but then I realized if I accidentally stabbed myself with it, it'd be hooked in. Ew!

  11. Ooh, your color combo is "be still my heart" beautiful -- the deep purple and white makes it skip a beat or three -- and your stitches look a treat too. Great job to your AND Ms. 12-year-old.

    Wishing I could reach through the computer and give hugs to you both!


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