After looking at the first bit of the pattern, I had new questions. How the heck do you make a split ring? What is a mock picot? Do I really have the time and brainpower necessary to do this? Will all the big kids laugh at me? Do I have enough chocolate?
So, off I went to Janette Baker and her Learn To Tat book. I did a few split rings:
And then it was off to google climbing out with a mock picot.
Armed with a little bit of knowledge and relatively no experience, feeling very confident and having a few pieces of chocolate, I wound my shuttles with DMC Cebelia size 20 white and dove on in.
Here is the result:
I do not know when the next piece of the pattern will come to us, but I will update my blog and the TIAS site as often as I can.
For those of you interested in joining, here is the link for the pattern.