Now the next subject we talked about (which I find VERY interesting) is the SSSR (single shuttle split ring). Now when Anastasija sent me this conundrum I was deeply involved in the TIAS and I'm afraid I didn't look at it closely for a day or so. When I did I just couldn't 'see' it. Here's how she explained it.
"During designing I come to a question how to tat with one shuttle following the shape of SCMR? And tried to make half moon SSSR. I perform the 1st half of this ring as usual, then rotate already made knots upside down towards myself - so now they are looking down, and the other half perform also as usual. When tighting the half moon the knots have a tendency to make a ring, but they should be formed with fingers to the needed shape. Of course it's not ideal half moon, but you can see what was made. I have previousely noticed that if I tighten SSSR too hard, It's halves become unequal, so in half moon I did not make less knots in innere half. Only in the last one I made 1 knot less - and it looks like semicircle =)))It is microfibra thread. I should try also with cotton."
It wasn't her explanation that was a problem - I think it was me just being plain thick!!! Anyway, Anastasija then uploaded a youtube video which made it very, very clear. Here's the link.
Please listen to her daughter talking in the background - I couldn't resist turning up the volume to hear her. Here is a photo she sent me but there will be another tomorrow explaining it all.