On the tatting front:
I loaded up those lovely shuttles I just got and began by making a hummingbird. Then I tried adding a flower to the top. Then a vine. Here is the result of that:
I like these 3 hole shuttles alot. The way the thread is wound makes it easier to hold the shuttle. I'm not a overly enthusiastic fan of flat shuttles, but these are some of the easier ones I've used. It has to be the way the thread is wound.
On the crochet front: I undid it all again. I want something pretty but so far all I seem to be making is ugly. I don't know what it is, but it just looks too chunky. I have the option of working the blanket with size 10 thread, which would give me a look closer to what I want. But I also want it to be soft. It's very fraustrating because you can't it both ways. Unless I'm willing to split the yarn...too much work involved there. I wonder if they make bamboo thread in size 10?