a yarn/thread/fiber loving fool with MS

Posts tagged ‘tatting’


I hurt.  Well to be more specific, my joints, bones, and muscles hurt.  My shoulder feels like it is sprained, guess I’ve got tendinitis.  The leg muscles are starting to ache.  Guess my body is waking up from the MS flair.  OUCH!

Got to get  out to the Tuesday night knit/crochet group.  The group is dwindling.  I have my theory as to why…..

I managed to find some pretty major mistakes in the cardigan I cast on last week.   At least I’m not that far into it that starting over will not be bad.

Years ago, probably over 10 now, when I started tatting, there was  little info or people tatting on the web.  Not anymore.  I’m glad to see it come back.  Although some folks came be rather snooty about it.  Mainly shuttle tatting VS needle tatting.  It looks the same, just a different method of execution.  I know how to do both.  I prefer needle tatting as the MS does not let my left hand hold the thread in the position of shuttle tatting for very long.   I’ve even had a shuttle snob tell me that needle tatting was not tatting at all.

I need to get better at taking close up pictures with my camera so I can post more of my tatting.

Back to my threads of sanity.


Looking for my muse

She’s on vacation I think.  Have not had the mind to knit or tat for the past few days.  I go from one to another, neither holding my attention long enough to show any progress.  I’ve got some tatted snowflakes and bookmarks. I’m burnt out on everything.   And not being able to drive is getting to me. I have to depend on other’s for a ride and that just ain’t happening, they have better things and drama to deal with.  My SCA “friends” hope to see me soon, but don’t volunteer to come get me for a get together or anything.

I did win a blog contest. Actually, I was within seconds of being the 3rd email, she was in a give-a-way mood, so I got  a copy of  her book!  Very cool!

Think I’ll knit some now, focus on that if I can.

Just Stuff

I so am loving knitting. I’ve gone and bought some fab yarn and have a shawl in progress. Pics on my flickr page, can be accessed from here. It just been started Sunday past and I have not had a chance to get any more done. But it’s going to work with me today. It’s miserably slow right now and I can only spend so much time staring at the computer screen looking for an island to retreat to.

And speaking of knitting, I’ve joined an online community called ravelry. knitting and other string related addictions. I spent this Saturday past at Serendipity Needleworks for Knit in Public Day. Had a much fun and of course that’s where I purchased my yarn. Ellen, shop owner, is great. I had taken some of my tatting to share and she and several ladies are wanting to learn shuttle tatting. I may be teaching tatting at her shop later this summer. WHOOOT!!!

SCA stuff, I’ve not done much with that lately, folks want to do this and that and it’s just rehashing things that have been said in the past. There are a few events I would like to go to, but alas, I can’t afford the gas.

Ok, off to another wonderful and exciting day at The University of Alabama.