I have completed Round 5 of the lace mat ( Norma Benporath Exquisite Lace Mat ) and just about half-way of Round 6.
|This is the mat after Round 5|
I did a switch in the sequence of the rounds after completing Round 3. Instead of continuing with Round 4 as in the instructions, I jumped to Round 5. In the photo above, Round 5 is the pink individual 5-rings motifs and Round 3 is made up of the stand-alone 3-rings clover motifs.
I went back to do Round 4 after I had completed all the pink motif. Round 4, as per the instructions, is the round made up of repeats of rings and chain, tatted in green. It is the outermost round in the photo above. I just felt that it was easier to do the switch after reading the instructions in detail, and it was.
The thread I am using for this project is Olympus Gold Special.