HNW - lacis vs. filet crochet for Victorian

Carolyn Kayta Barrows kayta at
Wed Jul 7 06:01:33 PDT 1999

>Believe me, I don't like to, either. It *always* takes me two tries to get
>it right, now matter how simple the pattern (I feel so stooopid!) 

Yep!  That's me.

My Mom
>says that my Grandma (who could barely read or write English) could just
>look at a pattern and copy it. I found that once I was doing a lot of
>thread crochet I could start looking at pictures and figuring out how to do
>part of them. Like many things, it must come with practice.

I am getting that practice, and I'd like to think I am pretty good at it.
(Maybe I am, maybe not.)  It sure helped when I got that cool crochet book
in Finnish (it was so cheap...).

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