I was bound and determined to wait until Feb. 1 to start anything Valentine-ish. However, after seeing this beautiful doily at HaakKamer7 I was all aflutter to stitch it in pinks and reds. Yesterday I pulled the junkiest yarn I have out of storage (100% acrylic and murder on my left index finger as I was hooking) and got to it. I hooked like a madwoman, almost forgetting to pick up the kids from school. I would have posted a photo last night but the lighting was bad, so at least it makes it's debut in February!
I can be truthful in saying it's not the prettiest thing in the world; in fact, a couple of years ago I would have cited this as the perfect reason not to take up crochet. It's thick, and uses gross acrylic yarn; the colours clash and it's totally like something from a 1970's bad church bazaar.
However, I love it.
I love that crochet has given me another way to play with colour in a way that cross stitch doesn't so much. I love that my sense of sight and touch are both fulfilled at the same time when I'm doing it. I love that I can sit down and bang out a project in a few hours. I love crochet so much that the time spent ripping out stitches - and believe me there is a lot of that, even with this project - is perfectly OK with me. This doily is a perfect example of all the above, and that's why I am still swooning over it.
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