Wednesday, 9 May 2007

frusTatted!

argh!!! wanted to do this as my 2nd tat, a bookmark for N for her upcoming exam end of may. looks so dainty and pretty, right? *pic copied from Mantia's Craft Page

so there i was, happily tatting along, when i realized i missed a join! no, i should say, the instruction failed to mention that i should join up the chains when tatting the 2nd half of the bookmark (the coming back part).

i got to this far:


and then i went like, "hmm... isn't this supposed to be joined to the opposite chain?". so i scrutinized the instruction again, coz i thot maybe i missed the part where i should join. no such instruction... then i scrutinized the picture... yes, it's supposed to join. then i compared mine to the pic... yes, mine didn't join like in the pic. argh!!!


see, A was supposed to be joined to B, but i din join it. wat to do? wat to do? in the end, i decided to abandon it. heck, if i were to continue working with it, do u know how maybe stitches i'll need to pick out? the whole section of C! and i've already closed the ring at D. i hate picking out stitches from a closed ring! *sigh...


and anyway, i've only so much thread left in my shuttle and i hate having to load a new shuttle coz it's such a chore having to tat with a knot in the thread until u can hide it... and i can't hide a knot properly.

so into my tat box it went! NEXT!

4 comments:

Barbara said...

If you are a perfectionist, you'd unpick what you've done. Not too much really to unpick. If you're a cheat (like me) I'd tie the two picots together with matching thread!

stargal said...

well, then i think i'm just a lazy bum! haha...

if i pick them out, i'd still need to load my shuttle!

Tatman said...

I agree with Barbara. I too cheat and tie picots together at the joining section if I feel lazy or there is just way too much to pick out. I sometimes will snip of one of the picots so that there isn't extra length in that section and can be noticeable. And the recipient would be none the wiser. Doesn't show ;) Don't ditch the beautiful tatting! If nothing else you can use this bit on the old jeans bag challenge Sharon Briggs set up :)

stargal said...

tatman, thanks for the tips. i've not discarded it yet, it's still in the 'graveyard' section of my tat box! haha... may revive it when i find a use for it later :Þ