There was a question posed at The Tatting Forums regarding the Oval Doily from A New Twist on Tatting. Although I've owned this book for many, many years, I've never been inspired to tat anything from it.
I did find the directions a bit confusing, but I did my best to interpret the pattern. I found that tatting with two colors helped me keep track of what I was doing. This is size 20 Lizbeth, #670 and #685. I'm not sure if I'll continue or not. This is the first of nine rounds, so it's a pretty big undertaking.
Have you tried this pattern? What's your experience with the directions?