I am a sucker for weddings. It's not that I want to go to the wedding so much -- although I do like to attend them. I want to be part of creating the wedding.
So when I recently got a swap partner in the Ravelry Swap on a Budget Swap who said she was getting married in November, I had to jump in with my two (or more) cents. I stalked her all over the Internet and contacted her friends and family until I found out what her colors were and then I started to crochet a bridal purse.
I hadn't worked with thread in over 25 years, and even then I had only made one project, a pillow for my grandmother. This one turned out to be quite a challenge, but once the first side was finished, I'd gotten into the rhythm of it.
It took about 40 hours total. In fact, I had to take some vacation time to finish it on time to send.
I am so happy she was pleased with it and she really does plan on using it at her wedding.
The final product:
So now not only do I have another FO to be proud of, I have a new-found passion for working with crochet thread. Today, mock Irish crochet. Tomorrow Bruges lace!