I've been practicing tatting today--learning to make picots.
I think I'm doing much better, although it may not look that way. (I really hope it doesn't look as grubby in the picture as it does in reality--I had no idea I was so dirty. Maybe I should stop using white thread.) It's much easier and smoother for me to make the double stitch now. The picots aren't exactly even, but I'm getting it, I think. Up next in the tatting front will be a pattern so I can learn how to follow one before I start disregarding them altogether. I'm quite enjoying tatting now that I've stopped wanting to throw it across the room.