I COULDN'T WAIT!
I have been SO inspired by the thread crochet artists on Ravelry who are using color so exquisitely and intricately in doilies. I have been crocheting doilies for YEARS, but almost always white. I usually don't care for doilies that use only one color (with white as the exception, obviously). Also, I have never personally met anyone who makes doilies besides me, except for my mother. And she always uses white too. I had barely started the 'Windsor Oval' in my Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies pattern book as my first 'relief' from blue sweateriness (because I must have breaks from repetitious patterns)...
AND I COULDN'T STAND IT ANY LONGER!!!
I HAD to try
a "Preliminary Experiment"
in color with this
Patricia Kristoffersen masterpiece.
I'll admit I was nervous. I mean, I've never tried this before. What if it looked terrible? What if my color choices were sub-par? What if I fail?
I CAN ALWAYS FROG IT AND START OVER!!!
All that angst and panic over NOTHING!
Philippians 4:13 for pete's sake!
So...I took a deep breath and brought out my thread stash:
And I chose this:
Here's what I have so far.
I don't know where I'm going from here.
I don't really care.
I just know it will be COLORFUL! :)
(Now, just in case you're wondering, I do KNOW that my color choice isn't actually wild or exciting. I'm pretty conservative in most areas of life and this is no exception. So I just have to take joy in the fact that I have made a START and who knows where the road of color thread crochet will take me from here!)
I love making personal progress in my JOURNEY,
no matter which part of it is progressing! :)