This is Hoop-la, by Mary Konior. I had a dreadful time getting started, which I did at least six times before I realized I cannot tat this in #80 thread. No way. I just can't do it.
When I realized that I also remembered I have very little of any thread that is not teeny. Luckily, I had this Lizbeth #40 blue, which will be fine.
I love this edging and have wanted to tat it for ages.
Once I switched sizes, I couldn't figure out why it had been difficult. This is one of the only times I have had to switch a thread because it was just the wrong thickness for the pattern, even though the material of the hanky is quite fine, and seemed to call out for a #80 edging.
I bought this hankie in NYC, in my last journey there, in a huge Chinese shop in Soho. It was only a few dollars and had a straight edge, so I grabbed two.
Unfortunately, though the label says it is 100% cotton, it feels loaded with starch or a stiffening agent, even after a good washing. But I like it anyway. : )
I am also working on this with Karey Solomon's wonderful HDT. Again I needed some # 40 to match with her #40. I had a good complimentary colour, but not much of it. I hope to have enough to finish!
I also finished this little piece:
It is a Jan Stawasz pattern tatted in #80 Yarnplayer HDT.