Have you ever bought a ball of thread that looked amazing and beautiful on the ball, then started working it in a pattern and begin to dislike it more and more? That's what's going on today. I bought a variegated purple Lizbeth and can't seem to be able to do anything with it. I tried the Spinning Wheel and the 'Black magic' bookmark out of the Visual Patterns book and can't seem to have my work come out just right. So, is it the pattern, the thread, or me? O_o I don't know....Weather here is ICEY! We're shut in and reading, watching movies, and I'm trying to tat! Grrr! I've never had this happen before! Needless to say that there are tatting 'remnats' that I've cut off scattered all around my desk and chair. The colors are pretty, but I just can't seem to do anything with it! I HAVE been wanted to re-do a doily that I made when I first started out in my tatting adventures, so it looks as if I'm headed back to the basics. Maybe that will clear my sanity!