The bear is hooked. :-)
Doesn't it look just lovely? LOL. Now, I just have to cut out all of these pieces and put them together to somehow create a 14" bear... This is the part that I was least looking forward to. The blob in the bottom left of the picture is the center and right of the head that I put together... Perhaps not correctly as they can bite me with the stitch they wanted me to use, but they're together and that's all that matters. LOL.
So, after my drama of running out of yarn and having to call the company and have them send me more, I was nearing the end and realized that AGAIN, I was going to run out... Thankfully, I'd kept three pieces from the last time...Got to the end and then realized that I actually had a few extra because I'd added an extra piece in each of the rows for the back of one arm (That's what I get for doing both backs at the same time since I just wanted to finish. LOL). I thought I was going to scream! 640 pieces of yarn seemed like plenty to finish. LOL. As it turns out, it was basically just enough... Ugh.
I picked up the shuttle again today and went to make another attempt. Naturally, all of my foul-ups, however, left me with very little string on it and, while unwinding some to begin, it emptied the thing completely... Now, I'm debating which thread I wind onto it to try with next. I also have to look up how to handle the metal shuttle. The plastic ones that I was given were easy to wind, but I'm not sure about this metal one that keeps laughing at me while the plastic ones are taunting me. I swear they are... They keep chanting, "You can do it, Stephanie... I'll help you... Just try me," and then they crack up laughing when I end up with a knot and just go, "Psych!" Plastic can be so childish sometimes...
Now that the bear is hooked, I'm a bit more relaxed and thinking that I may take the night off to tat and put this thing together tomorrow. I should probably try writing something too since I haven't been doing any writing. So much to do and so little time in the day. I need to come up with a routine that squeezes all of this into twenty four hours without disrupting things like cleaning and cooking. LOL.
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! I can't wait for Monday to come; I may need a divorce if Hubby is home any longer! LOL. I'd like to smack the person that approved his vacation! He's been driving me crazy all week --but at least we didn't fight. :-)
Not quite tatting!!
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