Day 6 was good split ring practice, and had me fumbling with the correct way to join. Duh. Re-joined about 3 times on the first join, and then I realized I was making it waaaaaay too hard. I think I've got it now . . .
Yesterday, Michelle and her daughters and I got together for some tatting at the coffee shop. We practiced the Catherine Wheel Join (CWJ) that I could have used back on Day 4 (but didn't). It's really quite easy, especially after watching Marilee's great video. And since we were onto joins, we also tried the Lark's Head Join (LHJ) - and found Karen's video to be very helpful. The question is, why would one use the LHJ vs. a regular join? We also tried to get Jane's blipless join to work, but to no avail. (I really need to master that one using these variegated threads!) We then questioned whether or not the LHJ produced the same results as the blipless join? When and where does one use these different joining techniques, and why? More study necessary in the future.
And it's snowing like crazy outside here . . .