Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tatting Day!

     Hmmmm...April 1st is International Tatting Day.  I think I missed posting, because it's after midnight now, so I guess it was April Fool's Day, too.  I did tat, though.  I've got this doily thing now out the the fifth row.  It needs another bit of blocking, but I've decided to wait until I'm done.  That's why you get to see this rumpled work.  I just tossed it on the scanner.  It's the same Jan Stawasz pattern I've been split-ringing into single rounds instead of individual motifs.  All those threads have been woven in, but I'm leaving them at least an inch long until I'm finished.  I'll snip those off after it's blocked.  The thread is size 40 Lizbeth in white and "Cotton Candy".
     I didn't actually do so well with ITD because I didn't tat in public.  The only place I went that could be considered public was lunch.  I couldn't tat at lunch -- especially not in white!   Oh, wait, I went to the toy store, too.  We weren't there long enough to tat.  I was shopping with a munchkin who knew exactly --very exactly -- what her friend wanted for her birthday.
     Oh, I didn't eat any chocolate either.  I don't much like chocolate.  {waiting for the gasps to stop and some of the more delicate personages to wake from their faints}  Okay, long enough.  Move along -- nothing more to see here!

6 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your doily is so pretty! I had a little celebratory chocolate, but I can easily pass it up. You see, I'm kind of a chocolate snob. I only like the good stuff, and then I only need a little bit! ; )

Ladytats said...

I have a very dear friend who prefers vanilla to chocolate, so I was not scandalized by your remark. your doily is coming along well. I didn't tat in public either, for the fact that I didn't leave the farm all day.

Journey said...

I'm not a huge chocolate fan, either - and I only like it when it's with some other substance, like in a candy car or something. No solid chocolate for me!

But the doily is coming along nicely, looks nice even without being blocked! :-)

Fox said...

Really pretty...

I dislike chocolate. : ))

Fox : )

Maria de Lourdes said...

MArty, hermoso tapete y los colores muy romanticos. Me encanto

Margarets designer cards said...

Your doliy look beautiful, love the colours, the Cotton candy is a lovely coloured thread, I hope you had a lovely day.
Margaret