Second Connector Piece Done! (Finally!)

My plan had been to do the second connector piece for the sample shawl over the weekend but twice I managed to mess it up badly enough that I had to cut off big chucks.  The first time I joined the piece to the wrong side of the square, but I didn’t realize it until I got to the point where I was about to start joining it to the second triangle.  So I cut off everything and started over.

The second time I got the square part right, but I shifted all the joins on the triangle side over.  Both the triangle and the square have a series of open picots on the sides that are joined to the connector, but I only need to use every other one.  Unfortunately I started off with the wrong one when connecting the triangle piece.  (Nevermind that I had done it right the first time and had that right in front of me as an example.)

What was particularly annoying was that I didn’t discover these mistakes until I’d tatted the entire length of the connector so I ended up having a lot of wasted tatting.  Oh well.  I guess that shows what a good idea it was to be making this little sample piece rather than trying it out on the actual shawl pieces.


  1. Fox Said,

    August 25, 2011 @ 4:15 am

    Oh, dear! I have to admit that it is so re-assuring to read that others do what I do all the time. I don’t feel so alone in my “blunderness”!

    I admire your ability in getting the pieces completed and to this point in its creation. Quite an undertaking.
    Fox : )

  2. admin Said,

    August 25, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    Thanks Fox! I definitely make plenty of mistakes while tatting. I’ve started to just expect it and consider it part of the tatting process. Now when I make a mistake I think “Whew. Ok. Nice to get that out of the way. Now I won’t make anymore mistakes.” That’s not always the case, but it does make me feel better. 🙂

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