I ran out of yarn and had to just quit with only 2 rounds left to do. I had no idea I didn't have enough thread.
And, of course, it was some old stuff I bought at an antique store so there was no getting more. No edging makes me crazy!
I thought about making the last two rounds in gold or something, but I just thought that would detract from the whole thing, so I just left it plain. A little disappointing after spending all those hours, but that's okay. I still like it very much. My favorite part is the center stems that, altogether, look like a snowflake. Do you see it?
Pattern Graph: www.bethsteiner.blogspot.ae (February 22, 2009)
Thread: 100% Mercerized cotton, Off-white, unknown brand, but I think it was Coats? I got it for $1 at an antique store.
Hook: Size 2mm
Finished Size: 23" (without last two rounds)
Ollie-Wally on alert.
She enjoys it outside even though she can't see much anymore.
Fletch & Ollie, the boys roughhousing.
Eli looking a little scraggly. His haircut is growing out.
He's still a pretty boy, though, and so full of personality.
The October issue of Food Network Magazine has this little recipe booklet inside it for free this month. Totally worth the price of the magazine ($4.99) just to have this booklet. It has some great-looking recipes I can't wait to try.