Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Day 1 of the FIRST Tat it and See!

Right, ready? Two shuttles wound and sitting comfortably? Chocolate at the ready?

I will be putting abbreviations on daily to make it easier. After each 'installment' please do not cut threads. Make a note of which one is your working shuttle so you'll know which one to use next time!!

I would LOVE to see everybody's end results and will add them to this blog when it's all over. Please email them to me at the usual address lovetotat at gmail.com.


Abbreviations.
R: ring. SR split ring. SH1 shuttle 1. Cl close.

Leave a small thread space between all the rings of roughly ⅛”


Using SH1
R1: 2 – 6 – 6 – 2 Cl
R2: 2 + (R1) 6 – 6 – 2 Cl
R3: 2 + (R2) 6 – 6 – 2 Cl
R4: 2 + (R3) 6 – 6 – 2 Cl
R5: 2 + (R4) 6 – 6 – 2 Cl
SR6: 2 + (R5) 6 / 2 + (R1) 6 Cl

18 comments:

Tattycat said...

Here we go! And, I can tell DH that I have an official order to sit comfortably and eat chocolate!
Wouldn't you know, the printer isn't hooked up to the new computer and I can't print? It's a good thing this first round is simple.
Thanks again Jane. This is going to be fun.

Jane Eborall said...

Don't worry - no day will be very complicated (least I hope not!!). Glad you've got DH trained!!!
Jane

Jeff Hamilton said...

Thanks for doing this Jane! I have already completed the posted part, and am looking forward to the rest. This is going to be fun, and it will keep us busy guessing what it will become.

JeffH

Gina said...

Hope not too many days go by before the second installment or I will have lost my piece! You'd be amazed at where these things end up.

:-) Gina

Jane Eborall said...

Glad you're enjoying it, Jeff. I'm going to learn lots from it too and hopefully it will help with further pattern writing and development!
JaneEb

Marie said...

Jane, my hero! Do you know how many tatters are doing your Tat It and See? I would love to know. This is so exciting! Not so patiently waiting for the next installment.

Tattycat said...

I'm finished with mine too. After reading Gina's post, I found what I hope is a place for mine that I will be sure and remember! It looks great so far!
Thanks again.
Laura

Anonymous said...

i have the first part done i hope yellow is a good color.

Ginny W

Carol Lawecki said...

Jane, Thank you for this fun project. I finished my piece last night. I wondered about how much thread to put on my two shuttles because it looks like we will do another part coming off this since you said not to cut the threads when you finish. I only put about 2 yards on each shuttle. Should I have put more on?

Can't wait for the next installment. But in the meantime, I am going to tat another one in a different color. Carol L.

Jules said...

Right-o. It's midnight and I've been home for approximately 30 minutes, in which time I've checked out the blogsite and tatted the first installment. Have used red#20 as I will be tatting at the end of very long 16 hour days and thought red thick thread would be easiest on my eyes! Can't wait for next section. I already have a list of four things I think it will be!
Jules
Oz

Tatting Lady said...

Jane Fantastic, I'm using 6 strands of pumpkin embroidery floss so I can see the right side/back side--I haven't done that yet--intentionally anyway.
I'm also doing it in 2 strands so it is delicate as well.

I like the italics for the changes it is easier for me than color.

I'm looking forward to all the installments. No guesses yet as to what it is...

Anonymous said...

No idea what it is yet, but am hoping variegated green isn't a bad choice :)
Bob

Michelle said...

Arrrrgh! I don't know if Gina managed to keep tabs on her piece, but I've misplaced mine! And since at present there's only me and no pets, I can't even blame anyone else. Oh well, if I don't find it tomorrow I guess I'll just start over.
Michelle

Tattycat said...

Guys, I'm going to tell you how I keep up with my projects. Just a suggestion. I was in K Mart one day and they had lap desks (supposedly for children to do crafts and homework) that were just perfect. They are brightly colored plastic and have a deep compartment on each side. All of the things I am working on regularly are in or on this desk. It is light and easy to carry around, fits my lap, and I just pick it up and put it out of kitty's harm when I am finished. If you don't have a K Mart, I'm sure they can be found other places. I think I paid about $6.00 for mine. It's purple, of course! This doesn't mean I won't ever lose anything, but it has helped so far. I've been using it for about a year and a half.

Bits and Bobs said...

Thanks Jane for your on this project, easier - so far -look forward to Tuesdays edition. Could it possibly be a bookmark?

Jane Eborall said...

I think you'll have another guess after tomorrow!!!!
Jane giggling over her laptop!!!!

Doreen said...

After day 4 I was wrong I was wrong! Bookmarks don't have corners do they - Doreen

Jane Eborall said...

Don't they? Heh, heh, heh!!!
JaneEb