Suddenly I realized I had tatted only 5 picots instead of 6 on repeating middle chains all around the last row!
There was no way I was going to cut the previous round, so I only snipped what I had done so far on the last row. That was quite enough exercise with the scissors.
Behold! I like it better than the original! Joy! (Mind, just my opinion! I don't mean to diss the pattern.)
You can see the different shapes, mine and Jan Stawasz’s in the photo.
I am not fond of edges that go up in a peak, or a humpy shape, as does the design that was intended. By having only 5 picots to work with, my edging has a more gentle slope to each element, a shape I much prefer.
This will take a while because of all the beads. They are tiny and the thread is #30 Cèbèlia, of which I have a lot, thanks to Sally.
However, it frays and splits badly because the hook I must use is a #4. That is VERY tiny. Very dangerous! So, I am taking my time. Ah, it’s always something...