A Broken Bookmark

My crochet thread in Dark Pansy colors, newly ordered from the Peaches and Creme website arrived on the front porch in a terrible snowstorm.
It’s like a teaser for Spring, the colors.

The first things I made from it were bookmarks.
One with straight edges for the daughter of a friend, whose favorite colors are purple and gold.

The other, a crocheted cross to tuck into a sympathy card for the mother of a son passed away too young, just a few years older than my own.  I hadn’t seen the kid since he was in high school, and from reading his obituary, it looked like he was getting his life on track.

As is my custom, I got the bookmarks wet and stretched them out on a cardboard, with straight pins to hold them flat in place.  This makes them dry into a position ready to go into a book.

The cross stretched too far.

With closer inspection, I come to the conclusion that I wove in a tail of the thread, then clipped it too close, which nicked the actual crocheted stitch.  Getting it wet and tugging on it caused a whole bunch in the center to loosen.

That cross pattern is a real bear to follow and get it to looking good.  I didn’t have the fortitude to make another too quickly, so I decided to make another straight one from a pattern I carry in my head cuz I’ve worked it so often.

Anyway, I’m glad to have found a good website for cotton thread and yarn, and it’s all Made in the USA.

And for those folks who so often admire my work,
this is picture proof that I still do have goofs.

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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