At first I didn't like the fact that the small rings were attached a bit low onto the corner elements. Do you know what I mean? They are leaning down a bit. So I debated whether to make another sample and move where the rings attach by a couple of stitches...
But that was until I photographed it on a dark background:
I love the diamond shape that emerges within the square one and I think if I moved the join of the small rings, it would alter this lovely shape. On the other hand, I might trying joining the picots on the chains below the trefoils as they touch anyway and look a bit superfluous like that.
I really like this. I might tat a few to put together... if I don't get distracted by something else!
Oh, nearly forgot: here is a scan of the photo of this motif as it is shown in Anne Orr's book.
So yes, the two motifs "fit" together but look at those chains... I don't like to be too critical... but they're a bit like spaghetti, aren't they?! And see how the outer chain of the trefoil is pulled out of shape as well by being attached to the small rings?
And we finally had snow for the first time this winter! All schools were closed today and not many people went to work. It feels so peaceful with all that lovely soft snow all around. I went sledging with the family. Wonderful.
And I decided to let the little blue butterfly fly away... He was very pretty but I thought he might be getting in the way sometime...