A few years ago I was given a huge amount of old tatting thread. It was all rolled into balls with no identification as to brand or size. A good portion of it was very fine and slick and it has taken me some time to feel up to using it. It is actually easy to use and not that hard to see if I use my 'super-cheater' glasses. :) Unfortunately, I don't have enough of any one ball to do anything big, so there may be a lot of little stuff being done for a while.
I bought a new book from my tatting dealer this month called Motifs for Marie by Kaye B Judt. It is nothing but small motifs that should help me clean out my stash so I'll have room for the new threads coming out!