Hope to see you in my inbox later!!!!
Another day another (hopefully) 'lot' of TIAS progress.
First in today is from Pam (I think as it's a different email address) and she says
I've had a slow start, but I'm caught up now. Can't wait to see what we're making!Too bad I forgot to sign it and let you know it was coming from Yuma, AZ, USA "
Carol is next and she's been a bit behind - not that that matters at all. She says
"Dear Jane: Day Five pattern/photo is attached. My current guess is a dog.
I'm using Lizbeth, Size 20, Color 651.
I'm enjoying the game. Hope to catch up with everyone : )
Awesome to see the guesses and fiber choices of the participants : )
Always, Carol in NW Indiana, USA
Good to know you haven't disappeared entirely, Carol!!!! Love the dog is he yours?
Martha is next to arrive and this is what she has to say
"Here's my next bit, and I'm amazed that I wasn't behind. I'm glad to see we will be switching back to Shuttle 1. It amuses me to use these antique shuttles, but if I'm not careful one of them will unwind since the tips don't quite meet."
Now first in with day 8 is Jenni!!!! Here is her comment and picture
Here is my day 8.
Not a frog!
Did my own version of a knot instead of the catherine wheel join. Case of it'll do as I am at work and not much time tonight.
Maybe old man emu??
Looks like he is on the run!
That's a good guess, Jenni. I'm not saying if you're right or not!!!!
Jenni NEARLY got beaten by Maureen but was seconds earlier!!! Maureen is still sticking with carrots!! She says
"Branching out tonight- another carrot? or maybe whoever guessed that it’s going to be a skeleton was right."
Hmmm, I'm thinking it looks a bit like a skeleton too, Maureen! We'll see!
Richard is next to arrive and he sends in his day 8 saying
“Good Morning Jane!
Here is my whatsit. It still could be a house if course...
A house? Hmmmm, it could easily be that!
Jane follows on straightaway with her day 8 and her guess
“Hi Jane, my day 8, done quickly quickly while the generator is on. Of course, I can tat without electricity, but I can't download the pattern or send an email. Looks like another waving hand!
We're going away for a few days, so I might miss a few tias days, but I'll catch up when we get back. ”
Enjoy your break, Jane. I understand about the generator and all your power cuts. Such a shame.
Next in is Anita who is guessing it’s some sort of humanoid or animal or something at least with arms and legs.
“ Hi Jane,
Now the second arm is here, so day 9 will be a second leg?
But what about the head?? Hmmm… T&C and start over?.
Ans has now arrived with her TIAS and day 7. She says
Thank you for you're lovely blog! For the first time I work with shuttles and for me it works better than with a needle. I worked with two different threads, a thick and a thin one.
Greetings from Holland,
I’m so pleased to meet you, Ans and I’m glad you’ve joined us. I’ve never been able to use a needle as I learned to tat before it was ‘invented’. It hurt my hands to use one too. Your shuttle piece looks fabulous. Well done.
Maria has just arrived with her day 8 and a guess too.
I think it's a goat???
greatings, and thank you for the Tias!!!
Well I think it could be a goat, Maria. I’m not saying, though!!!
Katie has just arrived in the inbox and she says
“Hey, Jane, headless, one-legged yellow guy waves you a hale and hearty howdy! His buddies are impatient for their new arms. I tell them not to worry; their turns are coming.
Meantime, I think I have a handle on the CW join when I see it as wrapping the stitch when doing split chains; here we're wrapping through picot and around the core thread. The mischief maker is the other shuttle; I'm capable of picking up the wrong shuttle at some part of the maneuver. Life would be so dull without a mischief maker nearby!
Happy tatty Sunday to you and fellow tatters!
Katie V in NC”
So that’s what you think, Katie? Arms and legs? I wonder!!! I find the CWJ a pain to do but it’s worth it in the end. I think!!
Marco is next and she has this to say
“Hello,here is day 8.
I think a ostrich??? Or a turkey
Others have mentioned those animals too, Marco. I wonder if it is?!?
Lindy is next into the inbox with her day 8 and she says
Still thinking it could be a sloth. But it is certainly something waving to us on a Sunday afternoon.
A sloth? Hmmmm.
Now from the north of England comes Sue who says
“This palm tree jigamatwist is being buffeted by winds or being friendly and waving! It’s still winter here so I’ll say it’s windy!!
From the crazy Yorkshire TOG!!”
Hmmm, a vivid imagination? OR it could be.
Rebecca is next and she says
“Good Morning Jane,
Attached is my version of Day 8. Looking at it now I'm second guessing my original guess of a jester's hat. Now I have no clue. 😉
Michigan USA ”
Oh dear - no clue? That’s worrying!!
Lynn is next with her day 8 and she has this to say
“A monster? A palm tree? I still have no idea. I am getting some needed CWJ practice.”
It could be either, Lynn but I’m not saying!!!!
Sharren has sent in her day 8 and she said
“Cloudy day today in Greenwood. Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy, with the rain hanging around the rest of the week. Ah, well, it's good for the trees and for filling up the water table so we don't have drought this summer.
No guesses on Day 8 - you've got me stumped! I'll need more clues, so I'll be patient and wait for Day 9!
Tatting in Greenwood, SC, USA”
Well we’ve actually seen the sun today - for the first time in weeks. No idea what the TIAS will be? I know what it is!!
Kathryn is having a few problems with her thread. I’ll let her tell you about it
I had to start again as I ran out of thread. The new attempt is not completely satisfactory as the ball of thread is running low and inclined to split. It looks a little like the Isle of Man three legged emblem.
Yes it does look like that, Kathryn. It could easily be that!!!!
Stephanie is next with her day 8 and a guess or two too. She says
“Still think maybe a lobster or some sort of tentacle-y sea creature….or some sort of sea creature with waving fronds….or maybe a weird sort of starfish….
Then again it could be the mythical creature – was it called Medusa? – who had hair made of snakes. (yecchh!)
Great fun, whatever it is.
Back again after a few chores and I have somebody who’s email address I don’t recognise and there’s no name either. But she made me laugh with her comment
“ Ciao Jane,
ecco il mio giorno 8!
Sono contenta perchè non ho ancora buttato tutto e sono ancora in gioco!! 😅😆😆😆
Hi Jane, here is my day 8! I'm happy because I haven't thrown everything away yet and I'm still in the game!! 😅😆😆😆”
Spero che tu non butti via tutto prima che sia finito!!! Sarebbe un peccato.
I hope you don’t throw it all away before it’s finished!!! That would be a shame.
Annna is next to arrive and she says
“Il mio giorno 8. Stringo troppo gli archi. Spero di migliorare. Grazie Jane e buona serata. A presto
My day 8. I tighten my strings too much. I hope to improve. Thank you Jane and good evening. Soon
Penso che riuscirai a bloccarlo per fermare la grande curva, Anna.
I think you will be able to block it to stop the big curve, Annna.
Wanda has just sent in her days 7 and 8. She has this to say
“Hello, Jane. After several very busy days I'm back on the TIAS. Here are my days 7 & 8. I have no idea what it is, I can't even tell yet which way is up! Now I'm going to go read what others are saying. Maybe I'll have a better idea then. Wanda”
Good to see you back. Take time to relax now, Wanda.
Judy has popped in with her next day and she says
“That character from Ice Age or Wall-E”
Which one, Judy?
Next to arrive is Sue who has a good guess here. She says
Sue, another Michigan, USA tatter here. As I was tatting day 8, the song "One eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater" popped into my brain. I have no idea why, but it is a guess!”
A pretty good guess too - if it is that guy!!!!
Mary Ann has just arrived now and she says
“Me again, the forgetful one from Yuma! I'm starting to enjoy the CW join. Still don't have a guess, but enjoying the mystery. Mary Ann”
That’s good that you’re enjoying it, Mary Ann. I hope I get to that state in the future too!!!
Back again with her day 8 is Hallie who is back to a previous guess!!! She says
“Hello, Jane,After 8 tries (and a few bad words), I have 3 good and one oh-the-heck-with-it CWJs. Thank you for the challenge, and for your instructional tip sheets!
I'm back to saying this is a hydra, and it's just eaten a water flea. Or else it's a guy waving his arms around, and those two small picots at the top will be his head. Eagerly awaiting Day 9!”
I hope your hydra doesn’t suffer with tummy ache after eating a water flea!!!!
I had a good chuckle at Margaret’s latest guess. My brain has visualised lots of things but never this!!! Margaret says
“Hi Jane, After day 8, I am willing to suggest another (I assume incorrect!) possibility for this Tat It and See. I think it might - ??????? - eventually become a one legged chicken (though I am not entirely convinced about his/her tail!)
I think that’s probably the most interesting (if not unlikeliest) suggestion of this year’s TIAS!!!
Julie has now arrived with her ostrich. She says
“Here's day 8. My ostrich is doing a wacky dance, headless and one legged. Sorry to hear you are having a frustrating day. I will pray your situation improves quickly. I hope my wacky ostrich makes you smile 😃.
It certainly made me smile and more. Thanks, Julie. The day is nearly over so I know that tomorrow will probably be better!! Who knows!!!
The next person in the inbox is Judy and she’s sticking to her previous guess!! This is what she says
“Sticking with Wall-E. And yes taken in my red truck flannel sheets!
I like the trucks, Judy.
Rose Anne is next from her cold part of Canada. She says
“So today is my tatting, cutting my blocks for a mystery quilt starting tomorrow and reading. Now this tatting with a cold gave me a bit of grief but Jane quickly set me straight, "rippit" and VOILA I think I got it! But now maybe my skeleton is off kilter AND if there was a head I'd say a swinging monkey? Time will tell!
Rose Anne 🌹”
You’ve definitely got it right now. Well done.
Debra is next with more pictures from her house. Looks lovely but ………. Here’s what she says
“Oh goodness Jane! I am sooo baffled. A dancing figure?
I am attaching pics of the surprise I woke up to this morning. Yep, glare ice on 2 inches of new snow. The snow is so dry the wind is blowing it around in swirls of what looks like glass particles. Don't worry, I won't share the joy with you! "Sharing isn't always caring!"
I’m off to bed now but will be back in the morning to carry on downloading and uploading more - I hope!!!