"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

Saturday, October 5, 2013

TIAS Day 6

I'm starting to see things in it now. It all depends on how you rotate it.

Dachshund. Those two remaining picots on the round bit will be used to join the long part of the face.

Gingerbread boy. The picots on the round part will be for a lopsided hat.

Something with pointy ears on top-- either Hello Kitty or Batman (with a flower in his hair?).

Holly leaf with berry. Additional leaves to be joined to those two pesky picots.

Then again, Sherry said this colorway would be great. Unless she was being ironic (which I wouldn't put past her), a rainbow thread wouldn't seem to work very well for any of these-- although I think it would be hilarious to see a rainbow-colored flower-bedecked tatted Batman.


  1. My Grandsons would vehemently disagree... : ))

  2. Er, your tias looks the same as mine, but not the same as several of the others. On ours the small rings go straight out from the 'flower', whereas on the others they curve back towards the flower. I'm wondering if I missed a 'turn work' or something.

    1. No, I double-checked. I think some of us just make tighter chains, and that's causing it to curve the wrong way. I'm sure there will be a join at some point that will straighten it out. At least, I hope so!

    2. Thanks. I was thinking I'd have to redo, but I'll leave it for now.

  3. I am watching, and being entertained! The brain still hasn't come across this pattern yet!