I have been a busy little tatting bee. Aside from the previous white doily I posted, I have also been working on one for my sister over in sunny California =D BEHOLD!!!:
*sigh* yes, I know. I'm still working out the kinks in my camera--so bear with me =D
Anywho, here it's at 4 rounds. I'm thinking of adding some on, but I'm not sure about the time frame since my dad's going to Cali to see her in about a week and a half =S And I's gots schools and stuff... hmph.
Also, a few nights ago, I got it into my head that it would be a fantastic idea to look up how to do sewings in bobbin lace.
My only problem is that I know diddly squat about sewings... now wait, correction:
I don't even know diddly squat about sewings.
So, here I am, in the middle of a real thinker... how can I practice sewings... if I don't even know how to do them????
Funny thing: there's such a thing as google O.O
You: NO. WAY.
Eventually after about two seconds of massive googling effort, I find this nifty link to a bobbin lace wiki >_< So, I gave it a shot, and the result was that charming yellow-red rectangle you see above. I didn't really like the method a whole lot, and you can see where I tried doing the sewing with a passive pair instead of a worker--but hey, that's what practices are for, right?
Neeext, I remembered a certain video I saw on YouTube, and even though that was for bars, I figured I'd try it out and I found the I liked it a lot better (for this practice, anyway) than the other method aaaaaaaaaaand that's what I did on the skinny practice. Pretty neat, huh?
I was kinda worried about the space left between the pieces, though, but I asked around on the forum on laceIOLI, and it seems to be normal, so........... yeah. Also, the subject is apparently more complicated than I had previous thought. Therefore, now I just have to find the time to do all those fancy practices =D =D =D
Also, on Saturday I got a little bored.... Does anyone remember when I was convinced that I was going to whittle out an entire set of bobbins? If not, do see here.
Aaaannnyywho, I got bored, right? So, of course, the typical happens:
I cranked out four of those bad boys until I remembered that I like to be able to move my fingers without wincing. They are pretty neat, though =D