See that? Those sloppy rings and chains that got tighter as I went along? They're done with a shuttle! FINALLY! :-D I was ecstatic yesterday after I'd done a bunch of stitches so, first thing today, I picked up the shuttle once again. There are other little rings I made, but I think you get the point, LOL. I'm getting there! I think the "BOYE" shuttle I used may be a bit too big for me or something, but I couldn't find my other one, so I just went for it. :-) The pink thread seems to be a bit dry-rotted from being in storage too long at my A.C. Mom, but it worked well enough for me to start getting the hang of it. Of course, now I'm itching to buy a different shuttle to try, but I don't think Hubby will go for that since I just put in an order a few weeks ago with Handy Hands, went to Bingo tonight, and still have to order turtle food. :-/ Oh well, I'll work with what I have and then, if I find a shuttle I'm more comfortable with, it should seem like a breeze, right?
I am absolutely THRILLED that I finally managed to get the flip down. I could never figure out what I was doing wrong and, well, not sure if it means much to anyone, but I think the wrapping around the pinky finger kept getting skipped. When I read that little detail again, I got the flip right away. LOL. Oops...
I've tatted more things than just this (with needle, of course) and even worked out two-color split rings which I'd never tried before.
WARNING: Stephanie Grace is getting brave.
We should all be vewy, vewy afwaid and proceed with caution from this moment forward. LOL
Love and Happy Tatting to All,