January 22, 2008

Tatting Gone Awry

Last week was interesting. My Dad had an encounter with a deer on Sunday night, and I was stressed out and the chauffeur for my parents.
On Tuesday evening Mom and I had our craft night with a friend and I finished a tatted design for one of my balls. I thought. For some reason it wouldn't lay flat. My Mom looked at it, and although she doesn't know much about tatting, she found the mistake. Turns out the problem was an error in the pattern. That stymied my creative drive for a while. I will (eventually) try the pattern again - and fix the error.
Does anyone know what to do with lumpy tatting??

On Friday Mom and I did errands and stopped at AC Moore. They had all their yarn 25% off. I bought two more skeins of Patons Classic Merino Wool in Rosewood and Natural Mix to make more coasters. I also bought some wool felt to try felting with a different texture; I used wool roving previously.

I forgot to mention in my last post that I made my very first Etsy purchase! As I continued working on my shawl, my stitch markers were giving me some trouble; they were almost too small for my needles. I remembered seeing some neat ones on Etsy, so I went eshopping. I found these and decided as long as I was purchasing from the seller I might as well buy some yarn, too. When I saw this skein I immediately thought of a pattern I'd seen in Creative Knitting. As is typical of myself, I didn't think to check the yarn weight before ordering. However, the March issue arrived today and has the perfect felted purse pattern. I even have enough yarn and it's the right weight!

Tomorrow: my belated Weekly Goal List.
PS - The marker in the middle came with the yarn. The rest were part of a set.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Would it work to pinch your tatted piece in the center to make a little rosette? You might be able to add fabric petals to show off the tatting and hold it all together with floral wire.

Sarah said...

Sounds like a good idea. I think I'll give it a try. Thanks!