Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Distracted Tatting

    I am sure all of you are aware of the subject of distracted driving. Using a cell phone, gawking at something other than what you should be looking at, eating a Whopper, can all cause you to have an accident, sometimes with a really bad outcome. I found out the other day that distractions can have other consequences too.
    I was working on the shown area of Renulek's Spring Napkin, still on round 11, and something else got me distracted. I think someone came in and started talking to me. (I was at work. I go in early and tat for an hour before time to start. It helps the day get off right.) I kept tatting since I have this round in memory now. Then I got half done with the ring I have marked 1. I need to join. Wait. I don't see the ring I have marked 2. OOPS! I had forgotten to do the previous ring and ch6, jumping right into the part that is on top,(the onion ring and topknot).

    This is a long way through the pattern. I am 2 1/2 rings and 3 chains ahead of myself. So now what? This is size 100 thread! I considered cutting it off and re-attaching, but I really did not want to do the tails. What I did was undo all of it. It took about an hour. (There goes lunch). But after I did, and re-tatted it correctly, I am glad I did. All because of getting distracted. Next time someone walks in you can be sure I will just lay it aside for the moment. Lesson learned!


  1. Oh yes, it’s easy to get distracted! Well done foe sorting it out, in 100 thread it couldn’t have been easy.

  2. I am also working on this doily.... I think I have taken out more that put in LOL .. I am only up to row 7 now, going slow because of things happening this summer but am going to get this done!