There are major errors in this because I was so focussed on the change of position of the shuttle and how I use it, that I absolutely lost count of stitches and managed to eliminate a whole ring!
BUT, I am delighted with the way the tatting looks. The pattern? Forgettaboutit! What do you think? Anyone who follows my Climbing-Up-Tatting-Everest progress might be able to see what has happened here.
Interestingly, I find that muscle memory kicks in every so often, and then I realize I have reverted to the old way.
I only come to this because suddenly the tatting motion feels all wrong. After only a few days, I am now quite comfortable with the new method, but will suddenly lose it and freeze, completely forgeting how to tat a ds. Confusion exists at this point as to whether I am on the first or second half of the stitch and I must really concentrate to see what has happened. It is a strange feeling.
It is as if I can actually sense the changes in the method being tweaked in my brain. Hopefully, the transition will be finished soon and the new way will be just the way I now tat automatically. The old way now feels very inefficient and awkward when I find myself using it.
Because I am at another row of Victorian Sets in the Trellis Doily, I want to wait till I am completely comfortable with the shuttles, because the last round, stuck between two methods was really a slog.