Thursday, November 13, 2008

Has it been that Long?

Hi Everyone! Wow has it been that long? Sorry about that. Life sort of threw me a curve ball of a surprise. But we'll save that for another post. On to tatting and what you've all been wondering about, how did my gloves do in the fair? Well. . .

I GOT A RED RIBBON, SECOND PLACE!



















Isn't that cool! I'm one away from the elusive blue ribbon. LOL My doily unfortunately did not place. However, I'm not disappointed about that as I sort of entered it on a whim and originally had not planned to enter that one at all but did it anyway.

Also remember the baby booties I was working on well finished those too just in time for the baby shower and she loved them. I actually got a couple of inquiries on me teaching a few how to tat. Wonderful! More potential tatters. Soon we'll take over the world! Bwa ha ha ha ha! Ahem, I digress. Well anyway here's a pic of the booties the patten in from Sharon Briggs' newsletter which she is no longer publishing (sniffle). They are lovely! Oh I did count up the knots as someone always asks how many knots and how long it took me to make a certain item. A friend of mine counts her knots which I think is a grand idea. Obsessive, hmmm maybe but still a grand idea! Anyway in one bootie there are 6,512 knots. That's for one! So needless to say aching hands had to take a rest after 4 weeks of continuous tatting. So now it back to Christmas tatting in earnest.





As to the curve ball you'll have to stay tuned for that one.

6 comments:

TattingChic said...

Wow! Yes, I would agree that counting all the knots in a project IS a bit obsessive. Perhaps some do out of necessity for thread measurement, but stiLL! Holy COW! LOL! Well, nonetheless, your gloves and booties are lovely! The gloves should've gotten a blue ribbon...what do those silly judges know about tatting anyway!?!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Congrats on the ribbon!
I too have started counting knots in all my projects...obsessive??? Whatev!

So curve ball eh??????

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Congrats Tara! I'm with Tattingchic--they should have given you a blue! But a red is nice too!
Those booties are adorable!

Sharon said...

So if the gloves didn't win Blue, did you ask them why not? They obviously aren't well informed.
I'm tickled pink to see someone tat my bootie pattern. I know they took a long time to tat but I never thought of counting the stitches. I gave the original pair to the church secretary when she was due with her first, a miracle baby. She was thrilled with the idea that since these were an original design, that her baby had "designer" booties.

TattingChic said...

P.S. I have a little something for you on my blog! Come and get it! :)

Tara said...

Thanks everyone! Whenever I give a gift of tatting I always get asked two things 1-how many knots are there and 2-how long it took to make it. So when a friend would count knots I thought it was a good idea. LOL Only a tatter would think that?! Am I right?! I wish I could have talked to them about why there wasn't a blue ribbon but unfortunately I don't think that's allowed. Anyway I'm totally jazzed about the red ribbon. As for the curve ball you'll have to stay tuned for that one. Oh Thanks tattingchic I'll go and get it.

Tara