I came back, got distracted organizing some other tatting stuff and realized that I needed to finish a completely different motif. The green thread on the shuttle matched so I pick it up and started tatting. I was on the second ring before it hit me I was using the 6 yards shuttle! D'oh!
I debated retro tatting then decided to forge ahead. The motif I actually finished (not the one I originally started) is for some kits I donate to the fundraiser at the Finger Lakes Tatting Seminar. So if your planning to attend bring a dollar for the kit. I'm calling the project the rose bud snowflake (pic below). You can't see from the picture but there is a diamond shaped gem in the middle. Inspired by Diane's ice drops.