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.
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!?
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.
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.