So I again took up my hook and this time a coloured ball of wool as I thought it might be easier to see what I was doing than with the white and I gave it a stab!
This is what I was attempting:
Please excuse the flash on the picture, but I think you can still see it.
Then here is my offering.
I know it's far from perfect .... BUT ... for the first time I actually felt like I could see what I was meant to be doing. The reason mine looks so different is that on the last round I changed it and did all pointy bits, whereas if you look at the picture it's like a flat, then pointy, then flat and so on.
I'd like to say this was on purpose, letting my creative self burst forth ....
But no, it was a complete mistake on my part! I didn't finish reading the pattern for that part before rushing off to complete the round (BLUSH).
Anyhow, the intertesting thing to me is, that I feel confident to remove that row and put it right occording to the pattern, which I have never been able to do before.
So yes, I think in this SLOW journey of mine to teach myself to crochet ... I JUST MIGHT, actually be finally GETTING THERE!!!!!!