The warm up challenge was to be done by New Years Eve, which I did manage to do. Yeah me! A dead line approached and I met it head on and beat it. I had finished the first one ages ago but lost the drive to finish the next one. I made up the pattern and because I left it so long I couldn’t remember what I did!I don’t love them. They aren’t as lacy as I’d like. And they are a bit baggy too. They will do in a pinch though.
The Challenge: 0
Fabric: cotton crochet thread
Pattern: invented by me
Year: 1850s 1860s
How historically accurate is it? Probably not much! Thread is too thick. The pattern is too bulky and not airy enough. I bet the real ones were tatted not crocheted. (I’ve never seen a real one so I’m not sure.) Only thing that is believable is the cotton.
Hours to complete: Heaven knows. This project is spread over about 8 months.
First worn: TBA
Total cost: About $3 worth of thread