Thursday, March 24, 2016

Empty Spool

I did get to pass the milestone I was waiting for yesterday, but it took most of that day. I guess the tail end of the thread lasted longer than I thought it would.
So, this is what a ball of size 20 DMC Cebelia thread looks like all used up in Armenian knotted lace form. That's the empty plastic spool there in the center next to the ball of thread I plan on depleting next. I really did work on this all day long trying to get to this point. It's taken me just about a month to get here as I started this project on February 22. I don't really have an accurate count of days though since some days I worked more on it than others and some days I didn't touch it at all, but a month and a ball of thread seems like a good assessment. The piece measures just over 25 inches across at this point.

I just started a really small loops round to try and get the piece a little denser. That way I can start another section of basket stitch without it being too loose. If I want this to be a good sized tablecloth, I'm only halfway there. If I had continued with the loops growing at this rate, I'd have holes big enough to put a hand through soon enough. Of course these really small loop rounds are going to take forever and grow the piece much slower, but clearly this project is a marathon, not a sprint.


Denise - Jewelry By Denise said...

So amazing! I really like how it's turning out. Almost makes me envious I don't have a round table...almost :) I have enough projects started, I really don't need to add another! And wow, a month already?! Congrats on getting this far with it. Still can't wait for the finished piece!

Jane McLellan said...

It's looking fantastic!

Jeff Hamilton said...

Your tablecloth looks incredible! I am looking forward to seeing the final result. Good job!