Well, I was a bit slow starting as I was on a short holiday. Now I am back and was able to get onto catching up on this TIAS. I would like to thank ‘Lady Shuttle Maker’ for organising this event, and working out the blogging aspect of this. A huge undertaking on her part and wonderful fun for us, who get to play along and contribute 🙂
Below are the photos of my progress, and stumbling blocks, so far.
Yes, I am another person who has never used a picot gauge. I cut one out of card board and have used it awkwardly, but with success I think. Here is day 1: stumbling block 1 = picot gauge.
Day 3, got a little cocky, and so had stumbling block 2: forgetting to join the last picot. I put the whole lot down at this point (I was making day 1-3 in the one sitting, late at night). The next day I consulted the wonderful Karen Cabrera’s youtube channel to undo the last ring….unfortunately I had to cut off this ring in the end, as I think I closed the ring far too tightly :(.
So I reluctantly cut away the last ring of Day 3 and I joined in the threads again…here is a photo to show the ends. Then I progressed to day 4, looking much nicer with ends cut and ‘tail’ joined. No stumbling blocks today 🙂
As always Happy Tatting