Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Heart Wannabes

They wanted to be hearts. I wanted them to be hearts, but they've got goofies in 'em. Look quick! That's not so bad -- but don't study them in detail. They fall down in the details.

Vicki Clark's Ruffled Heart is such a pretty heart when looking at the original on her blog. It didn't work so well for me in this size 80 thread. I tried it again in a size 20, but -- hmpf -- that didn't work very well either. I think I need more practice. I'm just not certain I want to haul out the rope (size 10) and see if I can figure out where I'm going astray. I've set it aside for a while.

The Rainbow heart is my own snowy heart pattern, but I make some kind of alteration every time I tat it. This time I didn't make the same alteration on both sides. I would have done that, but didn't see it until I was finished. Now, I've unpicked ... er ... retrotatted a long way back in a pattern, but that was just a bit too much. It's all done and the ends are tucked in and it's sitting in my drawer. I'm waiting for someone to have an "oops" exchange...'cause I'm ready!

Well, I'm gratified the mistake in this heart isn't obvious. I know it's there because I made the oops. There are a pair of mirror joins that aren't mirror! Just for people who really want to know but don't want to study each ring, chain and join, I circled the spot in red and put arrows. Here ya go (click to enlarge):


Miranda said...

I don't see the problem in the rainbow heart.

Margarets designer cards said...

The rainbow heart looks so lovely, I can see the others are hearts, not sure what you might have done wrong, they look ok to me

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

I think your rainbow heart is very pretty! Good job!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I think an oops exchange could be very interesting! I just haven't been in the mood to tat hearts this year. I seem to be stuck on doilies!

Anonymous said...

Gee, Marty, sure had to study the heart to find the oops--in my opinion it gives it character and individuality! Wish my oops were so subtle and character-affirming! You wouldn't want to trade with me!!!
Katie V in NC

God's Kid said...

Love the rainbow heart! :)