Here is my Day 1 of Jane Eborall's TIAS (Tat It and See). This will be a fun way to bust up the winter doldrums! Jane gives wonderful, detailed instructions and her creative use of thread AMAZES me!
For me the most challenging aspects of Day 1 were hiding my beginning threads and split rings. Tatting over my beginning threads isn't my strong suit, but if Jane says to do it - by golly, I'm going to! She gave great instructions on how to accomplish this, but it also helped me to refer to Gina, The Tatting Goddess's video tutorial. Sometimes I have to read about it, look at a picture AND see someone do it to figure a thing out. Apparently I can be VERY needy!
That accomplished, I turned to the split rings and realized it had been SOOOO long since I did one that I couldn't remember ANYTHING about it other than making my hand look like a dead spider. So I refreshed my memory with Jon's split ring tutorial and relearned what to do after I had my hand playing dead.
Now I'm looking forward to Day 2. I have a feeling this will be QUITE fun and just hope that I can keep up!