The thread is familiar. I know how No. 20 Crochet Thread, the one by Aunt Lydia, feels like. I know, too, how it would feel and look like when worked by a Size 10 crochet needle. I’ve been working on this project, a filet table cloth with peacock motif, on and off for about eight years now. I know its weight on my lap. I know where I switched needles because I see where the project tapered off a bit.
I started the project after the birth of my second son so that I would have something to do while watching him and his older brother. At first I worked fast. I worked during the day and nights when I had no chores and when the boys were asleep. I crocheted during long trips. Then, the piece got bigger and bigger and it took a lot of my seat space. It also got harder to keep track of the pattern. I ended up unraveling most of what I had done. That was frustrating. I decided to stop working in a moving car.
Then I had more children and more chores and other interests. I only managed to pick up my crochet project during our regular visits to Maine. I am now in the last 20 rows of this table cloth. Fortunately or unfortunately, I used a bigger thread size. My finished work will be too big a table cloth, but I think, it will just be perfect for a queen bed. Turning it into a bedspread will also hide the mistake I made with the needles. Christmas time. I am looking at Christmas time for the main body of this cloth to be done. Then, I will decide if I will crochet around the edges to give it a finished look.