So I have returned to where I began, and I’ve redone Eleanor. Now she is Natural, a creamier shade of white, and has been done with a 1.25mm hook (instead of 1.75mm used the first time). I’ll keep this version, but it came out to 14 inches in diameter, two smaller than the first time, but still two bigger than the pattern calls for. I don’t think I want to use a smaller hook. I can barely see what I am doing now! I keep having to take breaks so my eyes can refocus. It might just be the pattern; it is lacier than some. Or it might be me and the way I crochet. In any case, I like it, it will work in the fireplace space, and I’m moving on!