I am here:
I posted this on InTatters:
Re: Georgia Seitz's Mystery Doily
I love the pattern and am less than pleased with my run at it - particularly as I see I have now followed the 4-2-4 count but seemed to have somewhere changed the last bit from 2-4 to 4-4! I thought I was doing so well!
I had had terrible problems joining in the first row, but managed to finish it.
I am just beyond here:
I notice, as I am working with Cebelia #30, the thing is floppy, and either I am lazy because I am concentrating on the pattern or I am just lazy period, the stitches are all too loose and the picots too big. I think I should finish this round and start again with a 6-ply...
Also, the suggestion to do the chains unflipped is brilliant, but my chains do not look very good done this way. Even with the practice, they are not very even so I should do them the regular way... means a lot of flipping about. : (
It is a wonderful pattern. The dense but fluffy effect without any picots at all except on the outside is very appealing to me.
Then, I started again and the result was really small! My tatting was much tighter and I cannot unfurl the elements to continue with sent ease. I am beyond frustrated with this.
Maybe I should switch threads? This is not the answer, as I think it was in the T.A.T. course I learned that a good tatter can make any thread look good. This is a depressing thought at the moment.
Maybe take up welding instead? Taxidermy? Sorry Mr. G..... : ((