Saturday, July 14, 2012
I give up
I still think it's a good idea to use Catherine wheel joins for Wally Sosa's hibiscus, as I wrote here, but they're very time consuming. Even if you're good at Catherine wheel joins, which I patently am not, they have to be slower than the lock joins I resorted to. The original crochet chain is probably neater as well as quicker than either of them.
One good thing about this project is that I finished off the thread on several spools. I have great numbers of spools with just a smidgeon of thread on them, just as I have jam jars with only a smear of jam in them, and wine bottles containing a mere slurp!
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WHAT? Wine bottles with slurps left in? That'd NEVER happen in this house!!! I'm not a fan of Catherine wheel joins as I can't see the point of them most of the time. Perhaps I'm just lazy, though!!!!ReplyDelete
:-) I don't think anyone in the world would call you lazy. The catherine wheel joins just seems rather a palaver.ReplyDelete
I actually like the CW joins! I now like to tat them and I like the way they look. And I am very lazy! How do you like that!!!ReplyDelete
Fox ; ))
I like it, I like it. I had high hopes of really getting the hang of the join, I thought it was a good chance to practice it, but then I just got fed up. So you have my every admiration!Delete
I've never tried a Catherine Wheel join. I'm afraid I shy away from anything other than simple rings and chains. I'm such a chicken!ReplyDelete
I like trying new techniques, but I take to some quicker than others. There's a lot to be said for tatting that involves rings and chains only - can I call it traditional tatting?Delete
That looks so nice!!! :)ReplyDelete