I have made it this far with my edging.
for me this is slow going. I usually tat much faster then this. I have had to tell myself to slow down, take care, and get the Josephine knots smooth and completely closed. I also need to watch my pattern, as the 1st and last rings of each repeat have 1 side that is "backwards" for stitch count. I have had to "walk" the picot into the proper position a couple of times, when I look back at the previous repeat or 2 and discovered that the picot to join to the hanky is in the wrong position.
While tatting, I have been trying to see if there was a way to "modernize" this pattern, and the only way I can see to do it is to use 2 shuttles. that defeats my purpose in choosing this single shuttle pattern, so am staying with the way it was written. I even tried to see if using single shuttle split rings would allow me to not have the "carry thread" showing on the back of the edging. If you look at this scan of the back side of the edging, you will note the loose thread going up between the 2nd & 3rd rings of the repeat that allows the floating ring on the top there is also the threads from the bottom of ring 5 through the 2 josephine knots, to the bottom of ring 1 for the next repeat. to me this looks untidy. I tat "frontside/backside but still like my tatting to look the same on both sides.
oh, if you know this pattern, you will see that I have changed the corner. it looks more finished to me with the center floating ring instead of only the 2 side floating rings.