7.07.2011

giving up--- not an option




Many moons ago, I started this doily.  In fact, I started it waaaaaaaaaaaaay back here.  

The reason why it never got finished? 

I kept getting stuck on Rnd 15.  To the point -- after frogging the silly thing 4 times ---- I gave up.



But giving up is not option when it involves lace & roses & pineapples. 


So cue soft, warm nights with the soothing sound of bugs calling out ---> equals the desire/need/want to hook this thing to completion.

Okay. 

Truth be told, it was more like swatting pesky mosquitoes in the humidity & heat while trying to keep track of split tr cl and tr-cl shells and beg tr-cl shells & what Rnd did I just complete!?



And then!?

I get to Rnd 18 & 19.....wait, there is no Rnd 18 or 19 printed in the book.  What!?  Seriously?  Now I am beginning to feel as if this doily is not meant to be.  There is where giving up truly started to become a reality.

Bu thank goodness -- after much searching for the missing rnds, I found the correction on Annie's Attic website.



Phew. 

So after all of that I am finally completing the last rnd that involves about a billion picots (not my favorite, btw) and I will finish this beautiful pineapple rose doily by affixing 8 more rosettes to the edge.




Ahh.  Feels good when I see this lacey garden taking shape. 

And 'escaping' death-by-Rnd-15-and-the-lack-of-printed-Rnd-18-and-19 feels even better.




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21 comments:

camcraftymom said...

What a labor of love. It's beautiful!

Samantha @ Moody Mama said...

this is gorgeous!

Rachael said...

Such a gorgeous pattern, I love using different coloured yarn when doing doilies x

Fer said...

Meraviglioso!

SUADDA said...

What a fantastic pattern! Beautiful! =)
Must have put lots of efforts to finish that! Seems not too easy to me!

kissinia said...

Not to give up is always great! Can't wait to see the finished one :) This is beautiful!

Marilyn said...

and what shall you so with this labour of love?? It's absolutely gorgeous and I want one now....I found something quite similar in a drawer the other day...my reation...closed the drawer really fast and walked away!!! again well done you for persevering...

Alma said...

HOLA, te quedó preciosa esa carpeta.
Un abrazo
Alcira

Aisyah Helga said...

It looks beautiful already! Before I start any project, I have to think for awhile whether I'm able to finish it or not and that doily will be a 'not'! Can't wait to see it finished!

Amigurumiwoman said...

I admire Your persistence. I am the queen of UFO:s but tonight I will finish one of them as a tribute to You.

liz said...

It's amazing. How patient you are. Well done. xx

Victoria said...

Beautiful! It's going to be worth it when you're done.

L Johnson said...

So very lovely, its sure to be enjoyed for years to come!

Sandy said...

Simply beautiful. Great work and thanks for sharing. I found your blog through Sew Many Ways.

Pearly Queen said...

A marathon, yes (maybe you should have one of the chocolate ones)but it looks fabulous!!

Anna said...

Love your doily... delicate, romantic...
Hug
and thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.
Anna

sylviesgarden said...

It really is beautiful. Well worth persisting.
x

Wawanna said...

Out of this world beautiful! You have outdone yourself with this one! Can't wait to see it finished and in all it's glory. Your blog is just the BEST!

annemarie said...

Absolutely beautiful - I so admire all your works of art!

Penelope said...

Hello thanks for your comment on my blog, I used to come by and visit you and then haven't for a while for somereason and am so pleased I have re-discovered your beautiful site. What a triumph tis doily will be, I have such admiration for your patience and skill, it's going to oh so beautiful xox Penelope

carinissima said...

Bellissimi lavori, brava!
Ciao.