"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tatting While Tired

Sometimes I like to tat a bit to unwind before going to bed, after coming home from my 12-hour night shift. You would think I would have learned by now that this usually does not end well. When I'm that tired, I can't seem to follow a pattern correctly. Case in point:

This was meant to be Jane Eborall's Fandango Motif, which I've tatted several times. I know perfectly well how it's supposed to go. But I just got my picots out of alignment and joined to the chain instead of to the corresponding SR. Nothing for it but to start over.


  1. I can relate(even while awake)! :) Hope the next try goes better! :)

  2. I have to tell you, I have trouble with Fandango when well rested and in a quiet room, with coffee in my mug! I applaud that you tried after a 12-hour shift.

  3. Goodness - I'm new to tatting and I call it my "Ridiculous Hobby" because it can be sooo unforgiving. That, and no wine when tatting a pattern, or knitting lace.

  4. Lovely colour, I think we can all relate to how you feel and how mistakes happen