This is a pattern Karey Solomon posted earlier in the year in her publication "Tatting Times." There were so many errors in it that I didn't finish, but added a row with beads and sewed what I had onto a tiny baby t-shirt for a gift. It was fine that way, but I was annoyed that I couldn't get the pattern right.
A few days ago, wanting a break from the JS, I pulled out Karey's design and some strangely coloured #80 Lizbeth (that has a TON of knots) that I seem to have acquired and began another attempt.
This time, I recognized why I had made the errors and was able to properly complete the motif, which is quite lovely when tatted correctly. The thread? That's another old, tired story.
Here is the motif back around March:
And again, the new one, on a light background:
Progress on the JS is very slow, as this round has so many chains with picots and then tony rings. But I am still truly enjoying tatting this one.
Actually , I believe this is one of the most enjoyable patterns I have ever tatted. Big statement, eh? But true.
Two more rounds will complete it.