I am having way more luck with this piece than the TAT exercise, for I am STILL lumping along with it. I just cannot get it right and it has been over a week!
Usually, once I have the stitches and the pattern in my head, I can proceed after one or two trial runs and get the thing done. This one really has me stumped.
There is not a problem with type of stitches or the pattern, or even the direction of the tatting. This is a problem of technique, of my clumbsiness at the task at hand - literally! It is frustrating in the extereme!
Plus, I am not used to such a lot of failed attempts - VERY humbling.
So, I take a lot of little breaks and work on the pink and white. So far so good!