Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bad Mojo?

I gave the heart another go today... Cut off six yards of Twilight HDT, grabbed a ball of black and a needle and went for it... 
Yup... you got it!  It did it to me AGAIN!  I spent around half of an hour trying to get out a knot with a size 14 crochet hook and sheer determination and... SNAP!  *cries*  I just needed to close that ring, do a chain, one more ring, on more chain and it would've been done!  I was... 24 ds away from completion.  

After that, I decided I'd just make a simple all-rings flower with what was left of the cut thread... Second ring and, BAM! Knot.  Tried and tried and tried and... Snap.  

I think the thread hates me!  I wonder if maybe I'm creating some kind of bad mojo when I pick it up because my thoughts go to "Twilight" the movie and I instantly want to roll my eyes.  Horrible trash in my opinion...  

The Twilight Karma Gods are definitely out to get me via that wonderful thread...  So sad... *pouts*

To make up for this (and a whole lot more), I was able to click "order" on my Amazon cart tonight... and did the one-month trial of Prime for the free two day shipping... FOUR new tatting books are heading my way! *squeals*  One includes a DVD so that, hopefully, I'll finally be able to get the shuttles to cooperate with me so I can do needle or shuttle depending on the pattern.  :-D  ...and some new tatting needles, of course!  (I'm starting to learn that I'm just as hard on them as I am on cell phones...).  

Hopefully, everything will go as planned and everything will be here on Friday.  ...If that happens, maybe I'll finish the bell I started way back so I can truly "ring" in the new with tatting. ;-)

Peace, Love, and lots and thread,
Stephanie Grace
P.S.  That reminds me... I need new threads.  I realized that I don't have any blues which is just..blasphemy.  So, what are YOUR favorite threads and/or brands?


God's Kid said...

What? No blues??? You can't cry any tears without the blues.(ok, shame on me-it was just a crazy streak that ran through).
Love the heart even though it's not finished. And it's so cool that you are getting 4 new tatting books cuz' I am too. I was allowed to go on an online shopping spree(with a limit) and I ordered 4 new books from Amazon too, but...I also ordered 7 new threads, which I am already dying to try out!!!
Can't wait to see your new projects! And prayerfully they will behave more than this time in which you seem to need a break. :)
Have a great day tomorrow!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

No thread collection can be complete without some blues... and pinks, reds, purples, yellows, greens. My absolute favorite threads are hand-dyed by Yarnplayer, LadyShuttleMaker, Tatskool, Bri-Aly, and Heather Johnston. Each of these ladies has a wonderful sense of color, and I think the processes they use make the threads smoother and stronger.

For trying out a new pattern and figuring out yardage, I like to use Lizbeth. I know some don't like it because of little slubs and knots, but these don't bother me. The colors are great, and it is fairly inexpensive.

Keep trying! I'm sure that heart will be finished before you know it!

Suztats said...

Sometimes it's knot easy.....okay, smack me now. lol Here's hoping the new books and needles arrive in time for Tatting in the New Year! Happy Tatting!

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