My scanner is here and I'm back in business. Another learning curve involved, however, and one I have not had a lot of time to explore as school, work, and high school football season are in full swing. I'm not quite getting the results I want yet.
I am currently enjoying my pdf copy of Jon Yusoff's "Tatted Snowflakes Collection." Tatted snowflakes have been around about as long as tatting itself - so you'd think we'd run out of really different and unique patterns. Not so with Jon's book, predominantly because of the use of more "modern" tatting techniques like the use of two shuttles and split and mock rings. Here is the first one I tatted, "Alladin."
I think the thread is "Treebeard" by Lady Shuttlemaker (I really should label my thread better). I plan on making this into a necklace eventually, probably by adding a tatted/beaded chain of some sort.