This is the current progress on the merging of the threads. I had a pattern in mind, this is not it. Somewhere in between tatting and trying to find that cellphone I wanted and dinner, I got lost. My mind completely forgot what it was I was making. Mentally the picture is so fuzzy it fizzles..if that makes sense. I also left the split chain too loose and now it folds into itself. I had lots of rings and was only planning on having the chains as bridgework. I suppose I could start over and have the center of the piece be another type of chinese knotting. It may end up looking better. The problem with this is that it's too busy. The knotting is simple and straight foward and elegant. The tatting is looking too complex to really compliment the piece. So this is going in the "hmmm, where is that idea again" box. I think it may be easier to make several Chinese knots then see how tatting would look good attached.