Last week I had set a few learning goals that I wanted to accomplish for this week. I planned on being able to dazzle everyone with some lovely loops and chains with joined picots for needle tatting. I planned on churning out some fabulous chains and uniform sized picots with my shuttle tatting.
You know that old saying – “Make a plan and the tatting gods will laugh” 😀
Okay so that’s just my fairly new saying.
I hate it when I hear myself trying to come up with excuses for why something didn’t go the way that I planned. So in order not to upset myself I am going to put some yarn in my ears so I won’t hear myself telling YOU all of my excuses!!!
Excuse # 1
Hubby was away for 5 days last week with Charlie, attending Jiu Jitsu Camp. I’m sure the event was something more macho sounding than that but I really wasn’t paying close attention to the specifics. I love that he has a stress busting, anxiety taming, therapeutic activity that works for him.
Patrick’s Jiu Jitsu = Tami’s Crocheting
I chilled out for a good chunk of those 5 days.
Excuse # 2
Kumihimo!!!!!!! I pulled out my brand new Starter Project kit and had some fun!!!
Excuse # 3
I started a new project thanks to Hannah @quietwatercraft for tagging me in an Instagram post that had a picture of a hairpin lace loom. I wanted to make another summer top and I wanted to work some hairpin lace into it. It was all Hannah’s fault!!
I was not steadfast with my tatting practice last week. In fact I have nothing to show in the shuttle tatting department. I’m sad to say I think that I even backslid a little here.
I did however, make some progress today with needle tatting. Today was the only day that I practiced. But I did practice for an hour. 😀
I am going to say success mostly for last week’s needle tatting goals. I did not have any unexpected and unwanted knots taking the thread off of the needle. I did join lots of circles together. I learned that I am not able to use the tip of the needle to pull up a loop for the joining, so I got to use my teeny tiny crochet hook that I have actually never used.
And take a gander at that middle piece – IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING!!!
I am not going to beat myself up for not practicing more last week because there was one big thing that I noticed this week. I didn’t get frustrated at all! I was a little annoyed with myself for going backwards in my shuttle time, but that was all my fault not the shuttle. If I had practiced I would have had a better week.
For next week I will revisit my shuttle goals that I did not complete. For needle tatting I want to put some chains between the joined circles.
Thanks for reading!
And here’s a bonus for everyone that read all the way down to the bottom of this post – a sneak peek at the maxi skirt I’ve been working on. 😀