TIAS day 11

Here is my TIAS day 11.  This has been a lot of fun making a really cute goat.  There is only one more day left to finish off the goat, then we’ll have to wait until next year for another one. Another TIAS, not another goat.  I think this goat will be really cute to make for the grandsons. I already have several ideas in mind. It’s been a lot of fun seeing everybody’s goats, where they are from, the really cute ways some of them have been displayed, and all the different comments people have made while doing this.  If you haven’t been over to check it out, it’s well worth your time even if you aren’t tatting it. 
I’ve been doing a little bit of tatting lately, other than the TIAS.  Some has come out like I planned, some not so much.  I made a four point motif that I thought looked pretty cool, and then thought that putting it together with others would look even better.  The motif is not all that hard, and joining them shouldn’t have been hard, either, but it didn’t always come out that way.  And then it would help if I made them all the same way.  I had this all together and was pinning it out when I noticed that one – just one – had different stitch counts than the others.  If it had been in the center it wouldn’t have looked quite so odd.  But, no, it’s on one of the corners.  It’s a bit obscured by the shuttles (purposely!).  I felt pretty stupid that I hadn’t noticed it sooner. Can’t cut it off and try again because I’m pretty sure it’s not the last one joined.  But I thought is still looked pretty good so I’m sharing it anyway. 

You might also have noticed that I missed posting on Tuesday.  I had time to do day 11 on the TIAS and that was all that I had time for.  I didn’t even have time for tea!  I’m hoping to do a little better next week. 
“Contemplation often makes life miserable.  We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.” 

5 thoughts on “TIAS day 11”

  1. I love your motif! It's not "typical" tatting. It looks like it joins together very well.

    It's too bad about the off motif, I think we've all done something similar.

    It's version 1.0!


  2. What you've got there looks really wonderful. There are all sorts of patterns developing with the negative spaces, the joins between motifs, and the colors. This bit was just a practice piece. Now that you have the idea, you can try it again, maybe making a larger mat if you want to. It will look truly spectacular.

  3. I've never participated in the TIAS, but it sure is fun to watch everyone's progress. The goat is cute.

    I really like the motif – dang it when just one part doesn't work out right!

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