This is Kristen, originally from Iowa, USA but living in Vlad with my husband and puppy on orders from the US State Department. I am a semi-converted needle tatter--I learned needle tatting in 2005, picked it back up in 2009, and just taught myself the shuttle this past summer...
I have actually had the pleasure of starting this TIAS twice, because I made a classic math mistake while "climbing out" of the first ring...
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Take my advice...for the climbing picot, use a 1/4" gauge...otherwise you'll get the long stem on the left rather than (what I assume is correct) on the right:
As I said on my blog, so far I have absolutely no idea what this is going to be.
My best guess is that the first ring (on the bottom) is an eye...why? Why not!
Can't wait for Day 2! :)