Well, other than my omitting the little picot on the bottom of the top strand, I've managed to learn to do this. I'm using fairly large crochet thread so its rather "clunky" as lace goes. Also, I have not perfected making uniform size picots (the little round circles that pop out) BUT, on the whole I'm truly enoying myself and am looking forward to the next steps!
This is Stinson - a brand new baby wiener dog puppy who's about a foot long and six inches high and a little bundle of energy. He was at my friend's house - she's teaching me to tat. Stinson, I am sure, will eat a lot of thread in his life I'm betting!