Don't know if you saw the crocheted doily pattern I found that I think started out as a bobbin lace pattern (on right).
I thought that would be good practice and got it all worked, tied off and off the pillow.
And then I noticed something.
For one pair of tallies, I attached them to the wrong center point and for 3, count them - 3 - of the talley pairs I somehow managed to completely miss the join altogether. I don't even know how you do that.
There are only 8 middle joins in the whole dang thing and I managed to screw up 4 of them?! Half of them. I messed up half of them!!
But I'm not worried because what I got out of it were 2 things.
1. The experience of learning how to do the outside portion - the original goal.
2. A great display piece for teaching. People can so easily be intimidated but this is proof that even after 3 years of learning, I can still make mistakes a student never would have begun to make.
So not where I thought I was going with this project bit I'll take it.