HI- I am just learning to needle tat and I love owls, so I very much wanted to make this adorable owl as it looked pretty simple. I was able to follow the directions fine except for one thing: after making the long set of ds/picots that make up the body, when I try to join to the 2d picot, there's no way to reach it without having a very long joining thread! Am I doing something wrong or is it just not compatible to needle tatting? I saw a video of it being done on youtube, but I am too new to understand how to translate the shuttle actions to the needle. Thanks for any help.