Do you know what a crafter’s real nightmare is?
Leaving behind a trail of incomplete projects and never having the time to look at them ever again. The past week, while I have been tatting, I have been thinking about what my plan for the Challenge will be. I mean, I have to have a plan as to what I will be tatting in this one year. You see, I have so many UFOs lying all around. (You can click on the picture below to see it clearly.)That, is one of the main reasons I have joined the 25motif Challenge.
|Just some of those UFOs|
I don’t remember the patterns anymore. I can recognise some of them but, between having three kids and now, my memory has gone really bad. Anyway, I have decided that I can use this Challenge to make more of those bigger projects. I am not sure if I will pick up the UFOs and finish them as part of the Challenge because I have noticed I am seriously short on matching yarns and I don’t have the labels to the yarns either. But, what I CAN do is consider each step/ round/ motif that requires joining as the next motif. This way I can make sure I do complete a project before moving on to the next one.
This week I have been testing two of the flowers for the Jan Stawasz pattern that I am working on. I don’t have the label to the yarn that I used but I know it is size 5 and it is crochet cotton. I ran out of yarn on the shuttle on the second motif but got the idea to use the ball yarn to finish the last ring. I am not sure what it is called, the technique, but when I first started to tat, I was teaching myself online and I hadn’t grasped the ‘flip the yarn’ idea and believe it or not, I actually completed a few motifs tatting this way. I was using the ball yarn instead of the shuttle yarn to make rings! Read all about that here. It is lot like the way you do a ring with two shuttles. What I did was make a ring with the ball yarn and not flip the stitches while working with the shuttle. Umm… any idea what it is called?
|Motif 1 and 2|