Tatting Fool has prepared an excellent tutorial on her blog.
Getting the curve just right was my other main challenge with designing this piece. It follows the neckline curve pretty well, in fact it is about the same width as a t-shirt crew neck.
Other exciting news: I just received a phone call this morning from an editor at Annie's Attic, and my "Tatted Jewelry" book is as far as the rough draft stage! I've been asked to look it over to make sure the photos and patterns are matching up, etc. So, that is what I need to do next. Relaxing outside will have to wait for a little bit.