I have the pleasure of showing you my completed table cloth. It took eight years of on and off work (mostly done during our visits to my in-laws). I’ve lost count of amount of thread I used. I must have used about 40 400-yard rolls of Aunt Lydia’s Fine Crochet Thread No. 20. This piece is big enough to cover a dinner table for 6.
I began this project so that I would have some fun diversion while taking care of two little children then. My second son was just born and I needed something to occupy me during the long hours of watching and caring for a toddler and a baby. More than that, I needed something to pass the hours when we were visiting family in the middle of nowhere in Maine. This did keep me busy while my husband did his errands for his parents and I had no one to talk to during the day and at night.
But the project suffered from my forgetfulness. At one point, I got confused about the size of the crochet hook I was using and found myself using a size 10 hook instead of the size 9 with which I started the project. As a result, one end of the tablecloth is wider than the other.
I have a choice of making an edging for the tablecloth. Right now, I will leave the tablecloth as is. Maybe, one day, I will make that lace. For now, however, I am excited to begin a new project.