Friday, April 15, 2011

I've been struggling with this for 3 weeks now. Well....since I only tackled it on Tuesdays and skipped one Tuesday for something else, I guess that's not really accurate. I got into the second half on Tuesday and realized something was wrong before I left Sally's so I backtracked and stopped. I got it out last night, backtracked a bit more and moved on, only to feel something still wasn't right. TWICE.

One thing that is really confusing about this pricking or any of them, for that matter, using a torchon ground in this book, is that the lines, the pinholes, are a bit off on the right side. The left side is fine. My colors are working out the same as in the book. When I edited the photo and enlarged it, I thought I missed a pin or two but I remember now that it specifically states there are certain places without a pair coming out. It's when the trail turns and I can see it above but forgot below and maybe that is another place I'm getting confused.

I am so close to being done and I don't want to do it again, for now anyway. I've decided I need to rework my pillow too. I might just make another one, a square or rectangular one. Plus finish my roller pillow and travel pillow. I'm certainly ready for something different!

1 comment:

deanna7trees said...

i know exactly how you feel. thank heavens for tuesday classes where Karen, my teacher, always straightens me out. i'm getting better but it certainly has taken time. keep plugging away. i think you're doing great.
There's a new book that's great for beginners. it's Torchon Lacemaking by Jan Tregidgo and Amazon has it.