Tatting Tea Tuesday

This morning I brewed a cup of herb tea – mint, mmmm!- and sat down to work on my exchange butterfly and what do I see but a BIG mistake! I missed a join and a chain, and it wasn’t the last thing I did, either. Grumble, grumble, *sigh*

Instead of finishing the butterfly I retro tatted. And it’s dark thread so it took me awhile (the eyesight is one of the first things to go, obviously!) to get back to where I started last night. I knew I was tired last night, but I didn’t know I was that tired! If I had just not picked it up after work I would have been done with the wings by now!

And then I had trouble reading the pattern for the middle! I turned it this way, and that way, and turned it over…. I finally figured it out (I think) but again, didn’t get as far as I thought I would.

So instead of showing at least a part of the butterfly – as a hint until the recipient gets it – I have nothing to show for my tatting time today. I spent all my time either retro tatting or tatting and had no time left for pictures.

But the tea was delicious!

3 thoughts on “Tatting Tea Tuesday”

  1. Glad to know I'm not the only one to do stuff like that! It's so frustrating. What do you mean by "retro" tatting? I always abandon the work and start anew, wiser for having made the mistake.

  2. These are the times that try our souls, aren't they? The tea was tasty (soothing?) and, by sharing your "retro tatting" tale, I learned a new phrase. Thanks so much!

    Hope you are able to share a photo of your finished butterfly after your exchange partner receives it.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Isdihara. It was good I had the tea to sooth my tattered patience! I am planning on posting the butterfly after I know that Cindy has received it, hopefully sometime next week.

    Yes, things like this bring us closer togther, doesn't JulenaJo? As for retro tatting, I was WAY too far to start over and the thread is variegated, which makes it interesting to hide ends, and who likes to do that? Not me!

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