2 October 2012

Lizbeth now in size 3


What a surprise I had one day last week when I had a mailing from Barb of Handy Hands.  Inside there was a sample reel of the latest Lizbeth in size 3 along with her newsletter too.

Yes, you did read that right - size 3!!!  Now I looked at it and thought to myself why would anybody want to tat in size three!!!  So, of course, curiosity got the better of me and I had to find out 'why'!!!  Darn that brain cell 3 for distracting me!!!!

I made up this little hummingbird with the thread and then had an 'AHA' moment (or three!!!!!).  Now I can see the 'why' of this size.  It really makes a statement about the colours and the thread too.  This little chap works out to be a full 2 inches worked in this thread.

Follow up to this experiment is an email I sent to Barb showing her what I'd done.  She asked if she could have the pattern for the hummer and I've said she can put it on her site.  BUT if you want the rest of my zoo collection (here) from Tat Days you can buy the CD from the Palmetto Tatters here.  There's a flamingo, an ostrich, a lion, a gecko, an octopus and a peacock.  All doodle sized but I'm now thinking which one to make next in the size 3 thread!!!

OK - that's the end of today's BLATANT advertising for Handy Hands and Palmetto Tatters!!!!  Do I care?  No - I only advertise what I totally believe in!

14 comments:

  1. This little hummer is totally gorgeous in the colours and #3 Lisbeth! WOW!

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  2. There's that tatted hummingbird again! Size 3 thread will also be very good for crocheting and knitting, although I don't think the little balls will go very far!

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  3. I'm glad Brain Cell #3 made it back OK - thanks for letting it visit with me for awhile!

    Love the bright colorway! What is the name?

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  4. Great hummingbird, but size three I would not use it for knitting, you won't get a lot on a shuttle, although it would be good for beginners
    Margaret

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  5. Cute hummingbird. I guess the size 3 would be like the 4-ply that I used to tat 'barefoot sandals'.

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  6. Of course now I want that size thread too! Jane, stop tempting me.....

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  7. Good size for doodles and finger tatting. Perfect to give-away at the state fair. I had thought of necklaces to go with motifs like walled garden.

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  8. A really beautiful hummingbird!!! :)

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  9. Fabulous hummingbird! The colors worked out perfectly!
    Another thing about size 3 and larger patterns, shuttle tatters could tat "off the ball" using chains and mock rings instead of real rings, that way there wouldn't need to be much on the shuttle.

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  10. It works great as needle tatting or use a Tasy shuttle or a Horton flat shuttle:) love your humming bird.

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  11. I like to use a needle or a Tatsy shuttle for that size :) Love your humming bird.

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  12. Love this hummer!!! Could we get the pattern too? This makes me think I will have to try size 3!!!

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  13. Sharren - I'm guessing the thread is Confetti.
    TAT19540 - I used a Starlit shuttle to make the hummer.
    Spinning Tatter - the pattern will shortly be on the Handy Hands site and is already on the Palmetto Tatters CD along with ALL the patterns taught by all the teachers at Tat Days.

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  14. I got a sample after my order of Lizabeth threads. now I know what I can use it for. :D

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