Friday, September 27, 2013

Flakes on a Plane! (Part deux) (motifs 1-4)

Meant to be published on Monday. Yeah, it's been that week!

I had the pleasure of being airborne again this past weekend which called for tatting of snowflakes. I accomplished two before I decided to move on to other projects.

While waiting for my flights, a gentleman next to me commented, "If my mother were here , she would love that. She would be knitting right now." I smiled and he watched me tat for a while.

First plane was mostly empty and I slept a bit before tatting. Second plane was full and I had a young girl going off to college next to me. She was trying not to be obvious until I said, "Go ahead and stare, it's fine with me." She was very interested in what I was doing. I showed her the basic knots and set us a challenge. I told her I bet I could get her tatting before we reached our destination. She declined graciously, but continued to watch as I tatted away. I finished my second snowflake (Birgit's Small Star, size 10 white and green):

I moved on to the cross I have been working on for Pastor. Done in Aunt Lydia's size 10 Victory Red is Crazy Mom's Cross:

I made it a bit smaller per his request. We'll see what he thinks when I give it to him this week.

I moved on to another project as we neared our destination. It is a bookmark From Janette Baker's Learn to Tat. I am working it in Lizbeth Size 20 Black to eventually become a bracelet.

Saturday was spent travelling from one wine-tasting to another with my husband and his co-workers. His company had us out for a spouse weekend. With our spouses travelling as much as they do, it was nice to have some downtime with them, do something fun, and be in the company of other spouses dealing with the same issues. It was a wonderful, energy-renewing time.

It also left me with time to tat. It was either chat endlessly, sleep, or tat and chat. Of course, I chose the latter. The first option would be too annoying, the second, too anti-social. The third option was social and productive at the same time! I had a few people ask me about it and one knew what it was because she had seen it in Europe during a school tour. Everyone seemed to agree that it was pretty darned cool. I like that in my first "corporate wife" outing, I was able to impress others and make my husband proud. At least, that's how I'm reading it. They could all right now be recalling that crazy chick who played with string all weekend...

Despite feeling the effects of the wine-tastings, I was able to tat a bit on the plane on Sunday. This morning, I finished my bracelet (the tatted part, at any rate). Worked in Lizbeth size 20 black:

I went out and bought new clovers to tat the T.I.A.S. that starts today. As I was telling my father about it last night, I said I hoped it didn't have anything I couldn't do. His response was basically, if it does, then you just get to learn THAT now. So, of course, I look at the pattern and it has mock rings and split rings right there in the first piece. I am not allowing myself to look at other people's work until I do my own. But this does mean I'll be hitting up YouTube tonight.

If you need me, I'll be splitting hairs and mocking my rings...


  1. Love your snowflakes!! :)
    Your cross is really nice!! :)
    And great job on your bracelet!! :)

  2. It was great that you got so much tatting done, while being social, too
    Be careful mocking those rings, they can be quite knotty in return:-)