I made progress on all three doilies this week.
I’ve now completed four rounds of the friend doily. I’ve completed three rounds of the pair of cousin doilies, and I’ve started the fourth round on one of them. You should know that they’re intended to be ruffled doilies.
You know this thing that’s going around Facebook, the Pay It Forward for Creative People meme? One of my friends asked for a ring. I know I could do a simple ring and chain ring and be done with it. Instead, I tatted up a number of failed experiments last night that have led to ideas for two future pieces. Nothing for the ring, so I’ll keep working on that.
Tatting output was down last week, since I returned to work. I’m glad to have some steady projects to work on. I’m tatting at lunch as well as most evenings. I also received a jury summons in yesterday’s mail, for next month, and my first thought was “Extra tatting time!”
The doilies have reached the point where I feel like I’m stuck at the halfway point on the round forever. Until they’re completed, I think I’ll aim to find one round of one doily each week. That will both allow me to finish (someday) the doilies as well as give me space for other tatting endeavors.