Ahhhhh WIP Wednesday, I have missed you so!
The last few weeks have landed me in quite a busy time with work, family, getting ready for school (me AND the kids), summer, and a host of other little things that always seem to creep up at the least opportune times. Oh well – that is life, right? If all of this wasn’t happening, it wouldn’t be much of a life, eh?
So a few days ago I gave you a peek into my WIP baskets and a project bag – I would hate to be repetitive on that …. so I won’t. I have had one main project since the Thread Coaster Incident of 2011 (dramatic statement, much?) and that is the thread table runner.
I am working my way through the Lacet Table Runner – a vintage pattern by Cotton Spool Company circa 1935.
I have finished about 3 and a half inches and it is in a place now I call autopilot. I can easily work on the pattern, pick it up, put it down, without losing my place or count. It looks a bit scrunchy in the picture, but experience tells me it will look a lot better once it is blocked and on the table.
I’m a little concerned at the estimated time to complete. I’ve already put 5 hours into it and have 3 inches – so that tells me that each inch will take approximately .6 hours – which is faster than when I first started. Granted, I’m more comfortable with the pattern now and it’s not like I’m creating the Mona Lisa in a table runner. So at .6 hours, I’m looking at approximately 47 hours instead of the originally estimated 230+ hours (things were slow in the beginning!) – I don’t think that is a narrow enough range to be a good estimator, so I figure in the end, it will most likely take me 60 or 70 hours total. That’s still crazy to think about.
I will say I kinda wish I had picked something a little more intricate. I’d like to get your opinion on this – do you think the runner is going to be too plain?
And in all of this, it seems I’m cutting my circulation off!
I do have proof. See!
Look at my finger – the red line is where the thread is going across. I’m pulling so tight so consistently that it’s denting my flesh!
Do your fingers get like this when you do thread crochet or do I have to learn to lighten up? *laughs*
What is really sad is that picture was taken a good 5 minutes into a break – which is when I noticed it. I have no idea what it looks like right after I stop crocheting. I’ll have to keep an eye and if it is significantly worse, I’ll take a picture and show you.
So that’s what I have on the hook at the moment beyond a few other things you’ve already seen.
Thanks for taking a gander!
This post is a part of the WIP Wednesday link party hosted by Tami Ami’s Blog. Head on over there if you like to read what people are working on or if you want to share a link of your own.