You'd think that would indicate that I got a lot done. On the contrary, it left me lethargic and quite cranky all day long. It probably didn't help that the first thing I did in the morning was untat the split ring I'd messed up the night before in my TIAS project --very discouraging.
So, I decided to tat one of those Heritage crosses that I've tatted over twenty times. Of course, the shuttle I'd wound way too much thread on for something else emptied before I even finished the first portion of it. That led to me doing a few stitches of finger tatting, just to try it, and then I moved on with my life.
At that point, I was hoping sitting on the couch rather than pouting in bed, would make me sleepy enough to snooze. Instead, I saw this cross sitting beside me: (LizBeth, Country Side, Size 20).
I chose LizBeth Carousel and the supposedly matching Antique Blue Med because I figured that I'd mess it all up and I don't mind 'wasting' Carousel. Surprising, I actually completed the cross!
The Pattern is Gina B's Basic Ring-Chain Cross Bookmark .
I learned plenty while tatting this cross, including that I could be just as relaxed by and while tatting with the shuttle as I am with the needle.
Now, I just need to start learning how much thread I should put on the shuttle for project (how it's estimated, etc...). Methinks I'll try a few patterns which include the amount to be wound.
Love and Happy Tatting to all!