This is a Norma Benporath pattern, (find over at Craftree) and was fun, easy and new to me, tatted directly onto a round doily centre.
I enjoyed this project so much that I have ordered Girly Girl, #80, and another round doily to tat the same thing for Little Boss this time, and this one will go to The Boss, for her tenth birthday, with a Gift Certificate for books wrapped in it. I thought that would be a great gift for an avid young reader.
The thread for the Renukek doily has not arrived... I have reconsidered how I will finish this project and decided I will start over when the thread finally lands in my mailbox. I am going to tat it in the skinny very skinny threads, using both blues.
The longer the unfinished piece sits here, I keep picking it up and closely scrutinizing it, realizing that I do not like the heavier weight; to me it feels coarse and bulky. It is also already a good size; those Renulek pieces grow fast, so I will keep mine smaller, tatted with #80.
I removed the last unfinished row and will leave the piece completed at about 8":