Managed to get a little faster with my tatting attempts and have loosened up my tension so that has helped. Need a lot more practice though and can't wait until I can actually accomplish something besides practice pieces that I've ended because of bad knots.
When I got frustrated with all my tatting knots I did some crocheting while driving through Washington and Idaho. Not sure what I'll do with these but I liked the colours and they were easy to crochet in the car.
I also brought along a couple balls of wool just in case and crocheted this potholder on our homeward stretch.