Yes, there is a bit of tension but it's not too bad and it will be sorted out with a bit of blocking. This could be fixed by adding/removing a few stitches here and there but the nice thing about this design is that everything is made with 4s: the rings are 4-4-4-4 and the chains are 4-4-4... so it would be a shame to mess with that. It also makes it a really easy pattern to memorise!
The other little thing I was working on is these simple medallions with bare threads. I do like the delicate look of tatting with bare threads. I don't know how far I'll get with it but I thought I'd show you what I have so far.
Maybe you can see better on a dark background?
The one on the left is a messed up one which will go in the bin.
And I have a question for you: would you make a blanket in cotton? I'm thinking of making a new blanket which is being released as a CAL (Crochet Along) by its designer: Jane Crowfoot. The pattern calls for cotton to be used... but I'm not sure I like the idea of a blanket made of cotton yarn. Do you? When I think of a blanket, wool seems much more appropriate.
I tried the first motif in both to see how it looked. The wool is on the left and the cotton on the right. You can see that the cotton colours are more vivid and the stitches more defined. The wool is more "fluffy" and although the colours are quite close, they are a bit more muted.
I also enjoy crocheting with wool a lot more than I do with cotton. So what do you think? Would you make a blanket out of cotton? Or would wool be your preference? I always love to hear what you think!