Anyway, I've been tatting Bentleys because I love them, they're popular and they have beads. I can tat during meetings but not really with beads, too much concentration so I've been working on them now.
And then there's this disaster. It's not awful but it doesn't do Joelle's gorgeous pattern justice. Why, why, why? Because some numbskull thought she knew the pattern so well she didn't need to look. And making chains instead of lockchains to the "arms" is too short! Lesson learned.
We recently went to our lovely Institute of Arts which has a marvelous collection including the only Doryphoros outside of Italy. We went because elder daughter requested but when we pulled up, both younger daughter and I burst out laughing! Why? Because of the head below. When we were in Pompeii this June, many students were irritated by the modern sculptures placed throughout the site. These massive bronzes by Igor Mitoraj were incongruous in their eyes (mine too but I tried valiantly not to color their opinions with mine.) One of the biggest grumps about it was my younger daughter so to be confronted with another Mitoraj here in our backyard was just too much!
Now on to row 17. I plan to follow the directions!