Friday, February 9, 2018

Tear It Out

    AAAggghhh! I have to tear it out. I counted back and found where I missed something. On round 5 there are 24 connections. I only counted 23. I looked closer and there is a missed connection. That causes the count to be off. The solution? Tear it out or do it all over. I am going to tear it out first and see if I can just make the correction and move on. If it becomes too cumbersome, I will just start over. Let me see where it goes. (That's just tatting!)

    The bad news, I clipped a picot. That's it. Redo. Won't be that much and I don't want it to look pieced together. I should just wait for the new thread I have coming, but I won't. I have enough of this to do the doily.
    The good news is the epidural seems to have worked so far. I got it Tuesday. This is Friday. No pills. No pain. Hope it holds.

7 comments:

  1. What bad news on the doily but great news on the epidural. Let us know if it's a boy or a girl when it's born!!!! Sorry, bad joke day!!

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    1. I think that's funny! I love bad jokes.

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  2. I usually sleep on it a night so that the best solution comes to me. I wonder if you could have cut back and pieced in, but you are going to restart anyways. The first two rows are the same as a snowflake Renulek had on her site a few yrs ago so something can be saved (Nov 4, 2014)

    I've had this issue before and have cut back to near the mistake then untatted so I have long tails to work with. Since you don't want to hide tails, best to start again.

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    1. Actually, Bernice, I did sleep on it. The photo is the next morning's decision to cut back. But when I was cutting, I snipped a picot that would have to be repaired. That is when I decided to just redo. I was only 6 rounds in, so it won't take forever. I was (and will) climbing out because I like to do it, not so much that I don't want to hide tails. Sometimes figuring where to go to get the next round started can be a challenge and I think that adds to the fun.

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  3. I'm sorry you had to tat over again, but sometimes that's just the only way to go. I have spent many hours retro-tatting when I should have just started over. I'd have accomplished a whole lot more!

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    1. I could have just torn back, like I show, but then I saw I had cut a picot that I need to join to in the previous round. I figured that taking out that round also, I may as well just redo. That's tatting!

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  4. It is miserable and makes me mad to cut a picot (I blamed it on my super sharp scissors,thats best) worse than skipping attaching to a ring or something. I so did that on my monster doily, but you do get better at tieing stuff back in 😏 and now I also feel like a pro on undoing rings too. Just hate to have to learn it all this way. Glad you are feeling better back wise anyway😄

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