It's been a bit bizarre these days. In my last post, I mentioned that I got new tatting needles. Well, the small needle turned out to be the same as the one I already had and the company won't let me exchange it so far. I have a feeling they just don't want to bother, even if I pay shipping both ways. It kind of irks me, but whatever! Not like I've spent a whole lot of money on their site. Oh wait... I have. -_- *sigh* As I was saying, the bigger of the needles was supposed to be for size 10 and thin yarns, but I think I've figured it out. You're supposed to use the smallest possible size needle for the thread you're using. This is my assumption, at least.
I tried tatting with size 10. DID NOT work out. So, feeling a bit defeated, I tried with some yarn. And, hallelujah, it's a miracle! It actually worked! In one day, I did this.
I tried to tat with the smaller needle again, thinking that I had maybe conquered needle tatting, but I think that my initial troubles might have had to do with the flexibility of the needle, because the large needle doesn't bend at all, whereas the smaller needle is moving all over the place. It still wasn't very much fun, so, for smaller threads, the shuttle is the way to go.
This is probably the most exciting thing lately.... *drum roll*
Joann is having a Halloween sale, even though it's more than a month away. I'm not too keen on holidays, but I AM keen on interesting fabrics. Glittery tulle stuff ($2.50 a yard) and thick elastic turned into this. It took 2 yards, and I pretty much made it up as I went along.
Hmm... The end!