In the meantime, I finished the cluny piece. Clunies used to be my tatting boogeyman, before the Blomqvist Blues took over! They do not seem to be so confronting now that there is something way more difficult for me to kvetch about.
#8/100 Pattern: “Rose de Noel"by Elisadusud
#40 HDT ‘Garden Afternoon’ by Yarnplayer
Well, they are not perfect by any means, but these clunies - and there are a lot of them - are a lot better looking than most of the ones I tatted a few months ago. Maybe they are a mite misshapen, but after all there are 24 of them!
I have referred to needles a lot it seems in recent posts, so I thought I would post a photo of what I usually use to sew in the ends. For me, sewing them in rather than tatting over them is much less obvious.