It's like this.... Jane was showing off her latest baubles the other day, and my instant reaction was it looked like a fish.
So I had to sit down and make a fish. It's not in Gary and Randy's book, but once you get the concept of the bauble, making up your own isn't hard.
You may have notice I've been quiet lately. I took a break from tatting for a while when my brain needed a rest and I only felt like doing mindless things, like spinning. (Well, for me, working my drop spindle is pretty mindless, in a comforting, meditative kind of way, no offense meant to spinners.) Then, once spun, the yarn needs to be knitted. Yes, it does need; the skein calls out and whimpers until cast on. But now, the shawl is in its latter stages, and I'm back tatting again. And not too soon, with Tat-Days coming next week.