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Playing Catch Up With TIAS

So between vacation, fighting a cold, work, the weekly challenge, and Fall Lace Day – it took me a while to catch up on the TIAS. However, I am finally caught up. I completed days two through seven yesterday. I hope to stay caught up now as well.  I really have no idea what it is going to be.

I’m loving the mystery. It’s exciting tatting a few bits at a time and wondering what it is we are making.

Want to join in? Sherry Pence posts the patterns on her blog: http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com/

Want to see the work of other participants? Check out the Fall TIAS Community Blog: http://tiaspence.blogspot.com/

Are you participating in the TIAS? Do you think you know what it is? Leave a comment and let me know.

Happy Tatting!


TIAS – Day One

You can find the pattern for day one on Sherry’s blog (this is where she will be posting all pattern bits so that they do not get lost in the community blog): http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com/2013/09/tias-day-one.html

You can see the tatting progress of several participants (70+ have signed up to post) here: http://tiaspence.blogspot.com/

Sherry Pence's TIAS - Day One - Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Sherry Pence’s TIAS – Day One – Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Today’s pattern bit was very straight forward. The most challenging part for me in this section was the measured mock picot. It took me a few tries to figure out how to hold my gauge and get the distance right. I don’t normally tat with picot gauges – so that may take some getting used to. The only thing I’m not happy with is that the first picot twisted – I’m hoping there is a join to that picot later on that will correct that issue. I don’t have any guesses yet as to what the finished pattern might be.


P.S. Jane Eborall already knows what it is… *giggles*


So I definitely made 1/2″ picots yesterday, using my picot gauge vertically. So with Sherry’s announcement this morning that the picots should be 1/4″, I had a bit of fun retro tatting. Each time I practice taking out a ring it seems to get easier. I managed to undo all of yesterday’s work so that I could re-tat Day One. So here it is, in all it’s 1/4″ picot-y goodness.

Sherry Pence's TIAS - Day One -Now with 1/4" picots! - Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Sherry Pence’s TIAS – Day One -Now with 1/4″ picots! – Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

TIAS Starts Tomorrow

I hope everyone is looking forward to Sherry Pence’s Fall TIAS! Tomorrow is the first day. I’ve got my shuttles ready to go and I hope you do too!

Here is a link to the TIAS for those who need it: http://tiaspence.blogspot.com/2013/09/welcome-tatters-around-world.html

Sherry will be posting the pattern bits on her blog: http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com/2013/09/tat-it-and-see-starts-tomorrow.html

Make sure you have your two shuttles continuously wound with size 20 thread of any color (solid of variegated). She also recommends a picot gauge of 1/2 inch or 1 centimeter. This is going to be fun!

Happy Tatting!


Fall 2013: TIAS hosted by Sherry Pence

Having a hard time waiting for Jane Eborall’s next TIAS in January? Well, wait no longer. Sherry Pence has jumped in and is offering to do a Tat It and See starting on September 23. She has an award winning pattern all set up to give us in small pieces. She even plans on giving those who finish the TIAS a bonus pattern.

I am looking forward to slowly unraveling the mystery of this pattern as we work through it. This will be the first TIAS I’ve participated in (I found out about the one earlier this year via a completed TIAS project). I hope that you are up to the challenge as well!

If you wish to share your TIAS progress on the community blog, please sign up here (you will need to email Sherry Pence). You are do not have to sign up in order to participate, the community blog is just as easy way to show off your progress.

I plan on charting my progress (and hopefully that of a few of the Shuttlebirds Guild members here). I’d love to see your progress as well!


EDIT: Clarifying directions.

To be able to post your pictures to the community blog you will need to email Sherry Pence (LadyShuttleMaker (at) Hotmail (dot) Com). She will then add you as a blog author and you will be able to create posts showing your progress.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the challenge and I will happily help fellow participants get their pictures displayed. If any one has questions about posting to a blog, please feel free to ask them.

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