I think the main reason I haven't done much tatting lately is basically pure laziness. I discovered this the other day when I wanted to tat, but having to dig out and then wind the shuttles, find a pattern,etc. It doesn't seem like a lot of work or time but it seems like it's enough for me to lose interest. I don't know; maybe I'm just not in the mood. I was motivated to tat mid February however. I wanted to make a bracelet for myself and thought I'd try to make one using interlocking rings.
As you can see, I didn't get the spacing quite right initially but I did figure it out near the end of the sample. Yeah, I didn't actually plan to make a sample since I didn't realize I'd have issues with bare thread showing and stuff. As you may be able to tell, one the of the threads broke while I was closing a ring. I'm not sure if it was me or the thread. I was using two of the Manuela threads I bought. Hopefully I'll get around to trying this again. Perhaps I'll try the pattern again using size 10 thread instead of size 20. Whenever that'll be. I keep thinking I should go back to a pattern I know that I could mindlessly tat, maybe the Windmills motif/doily. Of course I have to find the thread, and wind a shuttle and...yeah, I sense a cycle.
Anyways, we'll see what happens tatting wise over the next few weeks. Maybe I'll get inspired and get some tatting done. There was and orchid show last weekend that I went to. It was awesome! I've never been to one before so I was completely overwhelmed with it all. I bought several new orchids while I was there. I'll try to make a whole post of pictures (I did take a number of photos the second time I went). Hopefully it won't take me two months to do it. Till next time.
Happy International Tatting Day!