It really did take me HOURS to figure out this quite simple pattern.....simple only after the fact!
Finally, I realized that in order to not cut the thread, and to use a split ring to "climb out" of the first round, ( NOW, I know what that 'climbing out' means!) I had to begin with a chain! Who knew! : ))
I am in the middle of the second round now and it is looking good. Using DMC Cordonnet - #50, ecru. This is a wonderful thread to work with. Smooth. I've never used it before.
I have to mention the crystal heart. I posted a few days ago how I mailed one of these with my membership application to the Fringe Element Tatters guild.
Well, I guessI had not fondled it enough; I needed to BOND with it a bit more and it was GONE!
So, I tatted another. : )
These projects are clever avoidance mechanisms to dodge the endless hankie edging!