You can't really see the improvement - the picots look all crooked and bunchy. In fact, the old one on the right looks better - to me, anyway.
The first one I just posted to a friend, and I noticed as I tatted it that I had made a mistake in the pattern in the ones done before. On the picot edge, my count was wrong .
I notice that my speed and accuracy have shifted a little. I just wish the first pic looked like the real one - the improvement was obvious - I wanted to keep it!
This is Coaster #2.I prefer the solid colours, or at least variegated colours that do not pool in great blobs like the last red and brown coaster did. This one looks so much better than the last one that I may have to replace the first with a solid colour.
Critical observation creates a lot more projects!