Even though everyone talks about simply modifying patterns with split rings to move from one round to the next, I have never been able to "see" just how or where to do this easily, and have always just followed the pattern as written. I guess the mere thought of ME modifying anything was too daunting. Well, I'm feeling pretty proud of myself with this little snowflake.
Minaret Snowflake from Tatted Snowflakes by Vita Sunderman
While just looking for a simple snowflake pattern, I kept thinking "Ugh, for this little thing I have to do two rounds and weave in all those ends?" For some reason, this particular one just caught my attention and I was able to do that split ring thing quite naturally. Ta Da! I know it's easy for most experienced tatters to just "see" it, but I never have. Maybe I just had to put on my big-girl pants and do it once for it to click. In any case, I'm quite pleased with myself, and I think I will work on some little snowflakes to put in Christmas cards in between my horrid,boring informative classes on Public Works Budgeting and Finance. Ish. That class makes split rings look rather elementary.