*wiping tears from my eyes*
I know I have mentioned before, multiple times how thread crochet is just not my thing. It just isn’t. I admire those who can create the most delicate works of art from thread time and time again. I know there is a talent there. A high level of patience and talent. Truly – I love to look at what others create – the key word is OTHERS. I’m not saying I can’t – I just say I prefer not too. My patience just isn’t there 90% of the time.
So as I said in my post yesterday, a friend asked for some help with a thread crochet project. I went and loaded up on some off-white thread and got the magazine she was going to be using. To top it off, I bought a small pattern book because it had some cute doily looking coasters. I need coasters for my new table….
Sunday morning I started off by starting and finishing a simple little crochet dishcloth and thought I’d start with my coasters.
I worked for about three hours and came up with the above image. I really like the petals and how it all works together. I was actually surprised when I looked at the clock and saw just how long I’d been working on it. The pattern seems to work up fast in the sense I didn’t get bored with the stitches (not actual time taken).
But I am gonna guess you are wondering what the title of this post has to do with me working on a thread crochet coaster pattern…. this… this is what it has to do with it….
As I worked my way through round 8 (of 10… I was that close to done) – I laid it out flat and gave it a wee bit of a tug, not much more than I’d be doing to block it…. and the thread in the starting row broke.
Apparently there was a weak spot and the little tug pulled it apart….
All of it – gone.
In my head, I shrieked “NOOOOOoOooOoOOOoOo” like a slow motion scene in a bad movie. My heart sank and I knew I was done. I had to put my hook down and walk away for a moment. I came back to take another look at it and I can honestly say I have no idea how to fix this to where it will look good.
I have had moments when the cat snags my WIP or I see a mistake 3 rows prior that I should have noticed before – all fixable. In that very moment, 3 hours of thread crochet gone.
So I think I’m going to close the pattern book and take a quick break for the day. Perhaps go shopping or something – anything. And come back later to begin my second coaster… which will end up being my first.
Have you, reader, had any of these moments? Had something be gone in the blink of an eye – a lot of work gone?
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