I got to finish the third round of the Noel doily from Ben Fikkert’s book “floriade”. I really like the colours I am using- size 50 altin basak thread. Unfortunately this had to be retro tatted many times and even had a couple of beginnings cut away, as the pattern is sometimes counter intuitive and joins are not included in the written pattern notation. I also managed to miscount in the first round, and I have one less repeat than needed. This little doily will stop here (and make a pretty coaster) and I will start again to make the full version.