07-25-2016, 10:21 AM
Good Grief! I have been working on the "Cross Table Topper" large, round filet doily for WEEKS now and still have at least 2 weeks to go before finishing it. What a beast! Of all of the work I have ever done that was a "challenge" --- this one takes the cake. I suppose it could be considered easy enough --- once a person has done it the first time. Still, it would be just as tedious at this stage of near completion. Working with # 20 thread and a # 10 steel hook is a bit much for my old eyes. (Trying to remember the days when I worked with # 30 and # 40 threads and # 12 and # 14 hooks). Next time around I will use # 10 thread and # 7 hook. As it stands now, this current little devil is going to be nearly 36" diameter. It does look nice enough. I will post a picture when it is finished/washed/blocked.
...By and By...I'll Fly Away