Wednesday, 20 June 2018

I give up?

I made a bit of progress on this edging... but I'm still not enjoying it!  It's not lying right and the rings are a bit on top of each other and I can't really understand from the hard-to-decipher pattern if I'm doing something wrong or if it's just the way the pattern is.  Should I try to modify it?  Or should I just give up?


It's a shame because I do like the look of it in the book... however, I always think that life is too short to be fighting with a pattern.  I like to tat because it makes me happy... so when it doesn't... What do you think?

Best wishes,
Frivole

16 comments:

  1. That is a shame because it looks beautiful so far! :)

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  2. It's interesting that on the computer it looks fine, but I think you should put it aside for a while. There is no reason to work on something that isn't relaxing to do.

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  3. I agree with Kathy, it is beautiful, also I think that it is all curving and bending that maybe it could be worth trying with a fiber less thick.

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  4. Can you speak to someone who has tatted it before? I think the idea of putting it aside and coming back to it later is a good one, sometimes things are different second time round. If that doesn't work, ditch it, though that would be a shame.

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  5. You are so good at figuring out patterns. I can picture you making adaptations to the stitch count to make it look just the way you'd like. My guess is that the original tatter either tatted more loosely or more tightly than you do. I see nothing wrong with changing the original pattern to suit you.

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  6. You are such an expert tatter and if you're having difficulty I think there's something wrong with the pattern. The way you are able to adapt patterns so well I'd be willing to bet you could sketch it out and make it better. I'm working on an edging now that I'm having the same problem with. It's not making me happy. The second row leaves a negative space that looks like a silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head. Not sure why I didn't see that before I started it. I'm also considering tossing it or finding something else to fit on the second row. Good luck!

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  7. It's not like you to give up on a pattern, if you can't find the fault and make it work, then there's Definatly something wrong with the pattern. It looks such a lovely pattern, perhaps it's just a typing error in the pattern.

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  8. I assume the pattern designer tats more loosely than you or maybe there is a typo somewhere. Don't let it frustrate you though, better to set it aside for now and tat something you enjoy. :)

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  9. I'm so very intrigued by this pattern ! I can't figure out how to make it in one pass without using split chains :-( Major brain collapse ;-P
    Tatting, to me, is a balance between happiness and challenge. Sometimes one wins over the other. Nothing right or wrong about the choice.

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    1. I thought it was made in one pass too to start with but it's actually three rounds. But it's still difficult to get even the first round to lie nicely and to get the joins looking right.

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    2. Thanks :-) Now the pattern makes sense!
      Sorry it's not working out, though. Plenty of other fish in the tatting sea :-D

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  10. Hang in there. The older patterns are quite the challenge but so worth it. If it is not working for you, it is likely the pattern. Knowing you, you will refigure and come up with something lovely.

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  11. Its a beautiful edging! I love the motifs... i say modify it to lay flat. You’ll probably make it even more beautiful than the original

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  12. As I read each answer, I thought "I agree". Like you, I think life is too,too short to do something you don't like as a hobby. Let it rest for a while anyway, Maybe another tatter could look at it with you...😉

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  13. Thank you Tatters! It's always so lovely to read your messages! :-)

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  14. My guess is that it's just the way they wrote the pattern. Time to move on and maybe come back to it down the road, waayy down the road. Alternately is there a faerie who needs a new skirt, child's socks or a t shirt that need dressing up. Any one that you think judges you for not finishing needs to look at their own UFO file.

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