There is a bent picot there. It's okay - just flopped over. : )
This yellow is all that is left in the #40 stash. Not sure of how large this piece will be, but having participated in a few Renulek Tat-Alongs, I don't want to be stuck with no colours to add in, and as I have already run out of white, I had to use it. Who knows what this will look like at the end. A guessing game.
I do know my hands are really sore from the rough thread. But the upside is, I think this is the most consistent tension I have yet achieved in tatting! It seems not as floppy and the stitches actually look all the same. Newbies take heart! It only took 6 years to reach this place and there's always more to learn and overcome.
When I first began, I recall experienced tatters telling me to "practice, practice practice." Well, I certainly have: almost every single day since 2009!