Just a quick update. I got the first round done, but I am not really happy with it. I know I can do better. I am going to go with it as is at the moment and finish this crown. I will probably do it over later, but for now I am looking for the "glitches". I have found a couple.
The first was running out of thread on the first round. I hate to tie in tails any more than needed, so I will have to use a larger shuttle next time.
Second, I can tie in tails a lot better than I did, but I was in a hurry, so it does not look very good to me. No, you probably cannot see it in this photo. I am so ashamed of it I don't want to show it.
Third, I also got a couple of "loose" spots, where the chain or ring should be pulled together better.
This photo is the first and second round. R2 is just the chain from ring-top to ring-top. On to the final round and see what errors await.