The first round looks okay. I'm not quite sure what I did at the top, but I figure the funky look will disappear in the next round.
I'm not really good at looking at directions. If I had looked at the schema, I probably would have skipped trying this doily... it has split rings! However, I decided to be brave and forge on. After all, Carol aka Lelia showed me how to do split rings easily. Now, if I could only remember what she taught me!
Now, I'm stuck. Not only does this pattern have split rings, it has split rings with picots. I managed to do the first half of the split ring just fine, but I couldn't get the second half. I tried three times, watched four videos, and then I took out what I had of a split ring.
I think I'm going to practice split rings all by themselves, and then I'll come back to this doily. I don't have the brain power to practice split rings tonight, so...
I'm returning to my comfort tat... Spinning Wheel glass mat from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior.
Silly me! I must have saved Sunday's post instead of publishing it! So, now it's Monday's post! :-)