That's what happened to me this week! I should have been able to finish this pretty little 6 1/2" doily by Tuesday, but I was tatting while chatting on the phone, and I think I actually spent more time retro-tatting than tatting!
Last Sunday, Carla posted Piccolo Centro on her blog. I really intended to start Jane's T.I.A.S., but this doily called to me, and I just had to start it! The thread is size 20 Lizbeth, color #107, Tropical Fruit. Isn't it mouth-watering?
Yes, I was inspired to bling two shuttles just for this doily. I was able to tat the first two rounds of the doily with these shuttles. The picture doesn't show how pretty they really are. The acrylic shuttle is from Australia, a wonderful eBay find! It's very smooth, and it holds lots of thread. I would have been able to complete the third round without adding thread if I had wound one more yard on the shuttle. I'll remember that for next time.
I think I'll watch The Music Man and tat this afternoon. ; )