Over the last several days I’ve been dedicating my time to finishing this lace crochet top. When I finally weaved in the last end and dunked the finished top into a basin of fiber wash, I almost felt my eyes prick. I’m not gonna lie, it was a challenging project and I struggled.
Remember way back in March when I got the notion of designing my own openwork crochet top? And when that turned out to be just a tad too ambitious I searched for alternatives? We’ve been through a lot, the top and I. There were times when I considered frogging it and never looking at crochet thread again. Oh! And what about when three quarters of the way through the second piece I noticed the threads were different shades! And let’s not forget the frustration at finding that the foundation for the second piece was considerably smaller than the first.
What a journey. What. A. Journey. I feel so incredibly accomplished and eager to start another lace project. This time I will really pay attention to the details because that, from what I’ve learned, is where lace crochet gets its beauty and character.