.... the sun is riz... I wonder where the birdies is? The birdies on the wing.... but that's absurd!! I thought the wing was on the bird!!
Don't ask me where that came from!!! somewhere at the back of my memory, filed in a cupboard with a faulty catch, I seem to remember that it was written in an old autograph album from around the time I started learning to tat, crochet etc... all left handed!! Not knitting tho... I was taught to knit at 5 by an aunt and still knit in the Northern English way - needle under right armpit and yarn in right hand... stitches go from left hand needle to right hand....
Anyway, I went down the garden this morning to the sound of bird song which is where the whatsit came into my mind!! The bush sticks that we planted last week are budding!! Well, most of them are anyway!! Certainly the beech and something else (the rose ones I think) are being a little slower but there again we do live in an 'exposed to the elements' part of the UK!! VBG
So, yesterday I mentioned getting rid of the metal shuttle as my second shuttle on this 'ere hat!! Here you can see motif 5 on the go, and before I go much further I shall finish off those ends on 2, 3 and 4!!
If you compare pics from yesterday you can see that I changed the metal shuttle for a plastic one.... much lighter on the little finger!! The metal ones would be brilliant for tatting with a shuttle and ball, and keeping himself quiet about the 'flipping click' every time you pull more thread off the tradional shuttles!! I've got adept at using my thumb nail to 'ease the thread through to stop him complaining!! He complains about the click, young sir's fish tank bubbles, keyboards clacking and 'fidgeting' by the cats etc.... yet he has the tv turned up so loud that you could probably hear it on the other side of the railway line!!! (Did I ever mention we live in a 200 year old railway cottage???)
However, I digress.... I am going to HAVE to make some earwigs to go with that necklace.... now where did I put the shuttles, thread, beads, buttons..... (goes away muttering and decides to make another coffee....)