Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Stawasz show potential let down by Lizbeth

Frustrated and mildy pissed off at the moment.
I picked a pattern by Jan Stawasz to do a show entry this year and have really been looking forward to tatting something special again.

Got to here:  

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Not to bad.  One join in the thread so far but luckily I was able to swap shuttles and finish last 3 ring/chains without hitting it.


Got this far.......

 
Reasonably happy but a bit annoyed. A few slubs in the thread that I managed to smooth out or bypass before reloading shuttles. Wasted quite a lot of thread in the process and disappointed in the uneven texture of the thread. Starting to regret my decision to do it in Lizbeth 20.

THEN........


Well let's just say that I might be off to Hector next year on the contents of the swear jar! Fox you would have been proud of me!

3 knots - 3 pain in the arse stupid messy badly timed and really really annoying knots in the thread. Seriously Handy Hands - how about some quality control for the price of this thread eh?

So now I have joins in the work and it is so not going into the show this year.

On top of all that - with what I wasted in the previous rows and what I had to cut out here so that the joins were not all on top of each other..... there is NOT enough thread left to finish the final row. I have enough for perhaps 2/3 of it where I should have had enough to be done with it.

So project has been shelved. I am over it. Sorry Mr Stawasz - your patterns are beautiful and so lovely to do. Next time I will honour them by using a decent thread.