This is what I ended up with...as always, shading made SO much difference!
Huh, the pokeroot sort of looks like the roots of a giant flower....air roots.
Now, I also have been playing with Cathedral, a new pattern at tanglepatterns.com
But when I got thinking about the inspiration for cathedral, I thought it would be fun to add an element of MA XIII and came up with this:
|Is this a new tangle?|
There's a column of diamonds connected by lines, then circles "flanking" every other diamond. They become the blossoms (from MA XIII) and a diamond on top and bottom of each blossom. Then draw the elegant curving lines from the diamonds out to the blossoms and "secondary" diamonds. A line along the "outer" edges, connecting secondary diamonds to blossoms finishes it. I want to put this around something as a border.
Probably the most fun I've had with a pattern in months.