Look! Actual, real life, tatting. And it's not beaded, or hanging from a chain or earwire, nor encased in resin. At no point will it have a price tag. I don't have to pay taxes on it!
Now, it's not completely tatting for tatting's sake. It is part of a private swap of sorts on Ravelry. They will be sent off along with a few others that have yet to be made, to become decor on a hexipuff blanket.
The three larger motifs are from Mini tats. So they are all under 2". The butterfly is just a doodle.
The sad part of being a production tatter, is that tatting is officially "work". I'm sure I've talked about this before.... but for some reason, once I have to do something, it's not as much fun. This is a pretty universal thing for my personality. So, tatting time is work time, and me time becomes something else. Lately that something else has been knitting. For a few months I think. Since shortly before Christmas I know that much, because that was when I asked for my Knitpicks options interchangeable needle set. Since then I've made socks, and hats (to cover my hair that I'm growing out... the "ugly" stage will be the better part of a year.) and I've embarked on my first sweater project. And since this is my blog and I can knit if I want to, (anybody catch the song reference? Ten points if you do.), you may from time to time see some knitting. I promise this is not about to become a knitting blog. You tatters can hang in there with me and I won't leave you! Really!
Anyway, in saying all that, what I was really thinking about is how nice it was to do a bit of good ol' double stitchin in those little motifs. Kinda going back to my tatting roots. It was a nice moment. :-)