Here's another doily with no pattern. (This is just on the scanner -- and it's too big, but you can get the general idea.) See? It's got the same center as the blue one, but the bigger it got, the more changes I made. Not a very efficient way to create something! The color change allowed for better placement of some elements, but it still got difficult to move from one row to another and started to overlap. I rather like it, but never blocked it because I ran out of the light-colored thread. I think I've ordered more since this one was stuffed in the drawer. I'll have to look and see. If I've got more then I can finish this round. Then if I hunt up some of the dark thread, maybe there's a good starting place for another round there somewhere.
Tatting while listening to audio books is what I call relaxation. I get home from work, get dinner out of the way, then park myself in my favorite chair. I pick up my lap desk covered with shuttles, patterns, strings and beads, stick the earbuds in and say, "Checking out!" Nobody bothers me then -- until it's time to go ride the stationary bike, that is.