No tatting right now. My fingers are getting stiff right now and manipulating the shuttle is rough going. So I went to crochet. After doing another row on the simple blanket I decided that I want it to be two colors. I love the green I got but had the thought that it looked like puke green run through my head and now the thought won't leave. Now back to you-tube to learn how to add a second color. Without having a bunch of knots, that is. Is it even possible?
I found a full skein of size 10 bamboo thread and one that was mostly used up. I also found a booklet on baby blankets that I purchased back when I was first put on bedrest and stayed a few weeks with the in-laws. There was also a package of plastic crochet hooks. Those hooks turned out to be trash. They kept snagging on the thread and the yarn. Now the recommended hook on the bamboo is 7 or 1.5mm, and I only have 2 sizes to work with. The 10/1.3mm is the closest in sizing so I'm using that. Here is the result of that:
That holder with the green is a splice of the bamboo/acrylic. My son had hopelessly tangled up a skein of it. I guess he loves the feel of the yarn because he kept rubbing it up against his face and arms, like a cat. I took that mess and split the 6 plys into 3. Okay I only did a little bit, and it split pretty much on it's own. The only problem I had was little bits of fuzz that would accumulate from friction, that I kept having to cut off. I got the white bamboo from Walmart and I think I'm going to get some more. The skein says it's 300 yards and the pattern calls for a total of 1790 yards. I'll use what I have now and see how much more I have to get, especially since I'll be switching between the white and green. I can also use any left over thread in white to tat with.