So I've been working on a pattern from Tatting doilies and edgings edited by Rita Weiss. It is called Lavender and Lace and is on page 43.
I started another thread dealing with problems getting the pattern to lay flat. You can find that here:
I have found a solution I like but now I am presented with a new dilema. The outer rings of the clover leaf are now close enough to each other that I need to decide if I want to add a picot and join them to each other. I haven't blocked it yet but I scanned my trial piece and you can see it in my random album here:
My concern is that if they aren't really close enough as they appear that when I add the picot and join them that they will pull the whole square out of wack and it won't lie flat and straight anymore. Keep in mind I prefer tiny picots. But if they are close enough it would help with stability if I did join them. What do you think? I suppose I could tat another 2x2 trial block before I launch into my 22x11 final piece but I've been working on this project for 3 years and I'm anxious to finally start making some real progress.
What do you think?