Today I have Doodad Snowflake #2 (see tab above for pattern). I've made two changes to this pattern. The outer rings have 7 picots instead of 8, which I needed to do for my own peace of mind. I just couldn't stand seeing the snowflake off balance when I added the hanger!
The other change I made is to the inner rings. Instead of 4 - 4 - 4 - 4, I tatted 5 - 3 - 3 - 5. I think it lies a little flatter, but I could be wrong.
Some of my third grade girls asked me about my tatting a couple of days ago. They couldn't remember what it was called, they just remembered that I was going to be writing about it. Luckily, I had a Spinning Wheel glass mat in my purse. I usually travel with tatting. Do you? ;-)
Today I pulled out my iPad and showed the girls my blog. They loved the snowflakes and the Spinning Wheels. Three of them said that some day they'd like to learn how to tat. Guess who's going to be giving tatting lessons at lunch recess to those who are interested? Luckily, I have a few goodies that I can share!