Monday, June 27, 2005

Still crocheting away on the sewing thread doily. I took pictures at intervals and kept track of how long I worked on it, and when I added up the time, I was amazed at how many hours I found over the past few days, mostly in 15 or 30 minute intervals during the day and larger blocks after Emma's bedtime.

This is the doily on Wednesday night, after 32 rounds, time is at 8 hours and 45 minutes. I like the way the solid area looks, but that's a LOT of double crochets!

This is Thursday night, 40 rounds done, total time so far of 15 hours and 45 minutes. The solid part is done, and the two loopy rows just flew by in comparison!

This is Sunday morning, after 47 rounds, and the time is up to 25 hours and 45 minutes. Each round now takes nearly two hours to complete.

And this is where I am now. Round 48 is almost done, total working time so far is 28 hours.

This round has been by far the most time consuming one yet. It's double crochet in every stitch all the way around, with a chain-8 loop every eighth stitch. It looks pretty funny right now, with all the little ch-8 loops sticking out around the edge! I was working on this last night while watching a movie, and I worked on this one round for the ENTIRE movie plus the beginning of another, and didn't even finish! I only made it 3/4 of the way around in 2 hours and 15 minutes. By then I was too tired to crochet or watch any more movie, so I went to bed.

The next round will take even longer, though. In addition to stitches in the base round, each of those ch-8 loops gets 15 double crochets in it!


CrazyFiberLady said...

Gorgeous! I look forward to seeing it finished. It will be absolutely amazing.

Liz said...

It's beautiful, Sue. It's not hard to see why people don't make doilies much anymore...even at minimum wage that'll be a $200 doily!

Elayne said...

Now that's what I call a real heirloom. Will you frame it or put it under glass in some way? Do you protect your fingers in some way...I'm imagining it to be very hard on the tips. Can't wait to see the finished doily.

Tracy said...

Now I really am in awe. That looks gorgeous, so intricate.

Buttons said...

WoW!!! This project almost makes me want to crochet again!! If I can find my hooks that is LOL

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