Saturday, August 23, 2014


 Neapolitan is here! Strawberry pink, vanilla, and chocolate brown, softly shading together in a pretty hand dyed thread.

I will have to wait to tat something with it, though, until my finger is healed. I was stringing beads onto thread with one of those needles that open all the way down the middle instead of just at the end. Well, I will never use that type of needle ever, ever again! Because the needle is so razor thin from being split into 2 sections like that, it cut deeply into the tip of my finger. The cut was still painful 3 days later and looked black and scary, so I got medical attention for it. Fortunately it is not infected, it will just take time and care to heal.

I did manage to finish the "links" for the collaboration project with my wire artist friend, but will tell more about that in a future post. It's difficult to type with one finger bandaged.
Tatted "links" for future earring project

Trying to tat with a sore finger


Susan said...

So sorry to hear about your finger!! Hopefully it will heal quickly :-)

The new colorway is beautiful!! Really makes me want some Neapolitan ice cream, now... lol

Will be looking forward to seeing what you tat up !

Jenn said...

Sorry to hear about your finger :(.

The new colourway is gorgeous!

Jane McLellan said...

Ow, hope your finger heals soon. A hazard worth knowing about, thanks for the warning. Love your new thread, scrumptious.

Madtatter80 said...

The color looks very fun especially in this hot weather :) Sorry about you finger, will stay away from those kind of bead threaders!

Phyllis said...

Hope your finger heals soon.

Your colorway is beautiful. Nice and summery.

The links are lovely. Will be waiting to see the finished project.

Unknown said...

So sorry about the finger. I use one kind of folded thin wire, never had a scratch from it. But since I make sometimes very small picots, I managed to sting me with quite deep the 0,5 crochet hook (the 14 USA starndard). Removing it was a torture, 2 days I felt the pain, tatting was a killer. Who can stop us?
I think you will still use this threader, some time later. But very carefuly. ;)

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you for all the well wishes! My finger is getting better.

Corina, sorry to hear about your accident with the tiny crochet hook. I agree that we must be careful with our tools!

Margarets designer cards said...

Hope your finger gets better soon, beautiful colour thread, and the links look gorgeous look forward to hearing more about them

God's Kid said...

Nice new color!! :)
Great links!! Can't wait to see what they become!! :)
Bandaids: great coverage for hurts, but frustration for tatters. :)

Marille said...

The new color is fantastic :)
Greetings From Poland :-)