Tuesday, September 5, 2017

After a Long Break, I'm Back

Hello Tat Land!

So happy to be back on Ambitatterous blog after what seems like forever.

Health issues (mostly) kept me away -- gall gladder surgery, pneumonia, a bout with a nasty gastrointestinal virus, back trouble, weak eyes, way-too-much bed rest, you get the idea.

For eight months now I have not been able to tat.  It is not an exaggeration to say that Not Tatting has almost killed me!  These days I am still not tatting more than 4 rings at a time but things are slowly getting better.  I am looking forward to Palmetto Tat Days next week!

What does a tatter do when the eyes go all dodgy?  Break out the knitting needles. Over the summer I completed four Harry Potter scarves: two Gryffindor and two Slytherin.  Of course, Sapling got sorted into Hufflepuff in his 4th grade class, so now in addition to his Slytherin scarf, he wants a Hufflepuff!

I also started a slouchy beanie hat for Sapling since he has learned to ride a skateboard and is getting into "Sk8ter Gear."

Knitting zen is less than tatting zen, but some zen is better than none, I say!

Reading all of your lovely tatting blogs has greatly helped save my poor, shredded sanity.  If you ever think that no one reads your tatting blog, remember my words.  I wouldn't have made it without the wonderful techniques, ideas and images you shared from your own tatting and/or daily lives.


Crazy Mom! said...

SO looking forward to seeing you on THursday!

Jane McLellan said...

Glad to see you! Sorry about your health issues, I hope you'll be fully fit soon and back to tatting. I love knitting but you're right, it does have a different kind of zen.

Michelle said...

Glad to see you again! Gone but not forgotten. Those scarves look wonderful!

erin said...

Necessity is the mother...I am envisioning tatting needles the size of those giant bulky knitting needles producing room size doilies. I am so looking forward to seeing you this week!

Fox said...

Well, HELLO! So good to see you again! 💕👏🏻

God's Kid said...

Glad you are back! And even a little bit of tatting is great!! :)
Nice scarves!! :)

victats@gmail.com said...

Glad you are feeling better. Have a great tatdays!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Yay! You're back! I'm really looking forward to this weekend. My bags are almost packed. Sue Anna, Denise, and I are leaving tonight. It will be so much fun to see everyone again!

StringyDogs said...

So good to see you! Glad we will meet up again at Tat Days. It will be good to get out of Dodge for a minute.

Linda R