The middle of this project is from:
Learn How to Tat
by Janette Baker.
Being new to tatting, I wasn't able
to figure out the entire Daffodil Doily
(recently, I realized there is a corrected pattern on her blog).
I went to the public library book sale + found
Anna Magazine, May 1991 -- which had a similar doily.
I used the outside edge of the pattern in the magazine
and got lost along the way. Those joins were just
not easy for me to figure out - and the reverse work
was new to me. Had problems just holding on to the piece!
Yet, beginners need to start someplace, I had the book + tried the lessons (kinda in order)
and practice and practice and practice.
Overall, I learned to stick to one pattern,
tat until it is finished, not set aside for months + forget how to pick it up again ---
get the fiber tighter when reversing -
still find flipping the thing over a challenge,
think the picot gauges help --
Not sure I will attempt this pattern a second time.
Practice pieces are a good thing
It is time to move along to other patterns,
ie. hearts, bookmarks, ornaments, edgings.
and a fancy butterfly pattern I found in Workbook Magazine.