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Friday, June 22, 2007

Doily progress continues

Wednesday morning I was crocheting on the doily, really loving the pattern. I have a new favorite designer!
Being a crazy math-loving person, I like to assess progress. I check occasionally and say "I'm 1/6 of the way around this round", or 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, etc. So I decide to check my progress before taking a lunch break. The previous round has scallops of 9 double crochets, some worked in the back loop only of the previous round. The current round is a complicated arrangement of double crochets in doubles in the current round and overlaying double trebles into the open front loop of the doubles in the round below. I count that I've completed 4 of these scallops, I'm 1/3 of the way around. That leaves 2/3, but wait, 2/3 has to be an even number, it doesn't look right. I count - 7 scallops left. what? I recount - clockwise, counterclock wise, from the back, doesn't matter how I count I've only got 11 scallops :-( I count previous rounds trying to find my mistake, looks like it was right at the beginning! Too much coffee and chattering while starting a new pattern? I'm going to have to rip it all out.

Since I'm starting over anyway, I think about other ways I could do my color changes, maybe only use 3 colors. Where would I change? The pattern has some fabulous texture, remember those overlays? There are also post stitches, clusters and split doubles, etc. I think it might look cool to have the rounds of overlay in a new color. So I start with the dark pink, and when I get to the round of overlay stitches, I switch to the light pink.


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