or .... another way of looking at it ... it's not just about the flip.
Do you still remember how you first learn to tat, shuttle tatting in particular.
How your fingers have minds of their own and wouldn't just go the way you want them.
How they cramp up stiff trying to keep the loop thread in place.
How the little pinkie turned black and blue from the many turns of the ball thread around it so that it will not slide.
How you did the happy dance when you finally get the thread to flip.
How the loop grew smaller and smaller as you make the flipped stitches because you don't want to let it go in case you cannot get it back round your fingers again.
Then .... when you are confidently flipping your double stitches, someone comes along and say to you ... " No, don't let the thread flip!" .. and you go ......
"What the ______ (fill in the blank)! after all the trouble I've gone through, now you are telling me don't flip?"
Well, what can I say. Tatters are very creative and have come up with various techniques to use for making tatting more beautiful. And now we are un-learning the flip for some of these techniques like the split ring and the daisy picot, or the front-side/back-side tatting.
What? Tatting has a back-side? *rolling eyes* that is for another day, :-)
No tatting to show this time. I have not tatted any since the last post.