|Both are size 40 Tat-ilicious HDT left: "A Messy Jess!-y" and right: "Sunrise"|
First, some tatting. I did these on the 4th. Since I was just relaxing at the "in-loves", I just made up the pattern along the way. But, if you really like it, I used 4 ds in between each picot. Easy Peezy, shuttle and ball.
Now, "Messy Jess!-y", do you remember this post: http://jess-tats.blogspot.com/2012/01/whats-in-title-that-which-we-call-post.html ?
Well, I have decided to embrace the Messy Jess!-y idea. The purple motif above is a special "Messy Jess!-y". These two are different batches that I've dyed up. Don't they look so pretty?
Now, one thing that is pretty important is that a Messy Jess!-y skein doesn't necessarily need a name, because it will unique, original, and most importantly.... non reproducible! However, I did come up with a way to make sure that the skeins in these batches were the same. I will not guarantee that I will be able to do that every time. It took more work to do it that way. But the results look wonderful.
Now, I haven't decided whether to put some of these in my shop or just save them for Tat Days.
They are REALLY fun to tat with though!
LOOK WHAT I FINALLY got dyed up the right way!!!
Apparently for this colorway, the third attempt was the charm.
I did lots of winding last night and have gotten lots of dyeing done today. That means I'll have lots to show tomorrow!! :o)