But a third option is to change the tip entirely to get it up out of the way. I tried to mimic the style and reflect the shapes already in the snowflake; I am pleased with how it came out.
While Samantha is no longer tatting and her books are out of print, I learned that she found a box with a few unsold copies of her books, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested, please contact her directly at smelnychuk at gmail dot com. Her three books are:
- A Veritable Tatted Blizzard
- The Psychedelic Shuttle
- Teeny Tatted Snowflakes