Or you could say, "When the thread for your new doily breaks." Hehe! Yes, I tried my first split chains yesterday only to have to pull them out. As I started tatting the many rounds of only chains for the Classic Doily, the thread I was using started to fray. I even did a Shoe Lace Trick so I could switch shuttles, but it didn't work. Every time I would join a chain to the previous round the thread would snap. SO, I decided that I'm going to use the center motif as a start for those pitcher covers! I love how the center is worked and it's the perfect size, about 4-3/4", to cover a standard coffee mug. Now I'm going to play around with adding the frills to the side by either tatting an elongated crown pattern or using TamingRose's Trick! Hope you all are having a great weekend! The weather here is picturesque fall; clear skies, plenty of sunshine and a high in the low 70s!!! We even went to the apple orchard this morning and ate apple cider doughnuts and drank cider! So yummy!