I managed to complete that ^(%@)_*!@ lampshade I started last week (originally wrote about it here).
When I’d worked as much crochet as I needed to reach the top, I stitched it round the edge of the frame (which was wrapped in a thin binding). It looked really dreadful. Muttering my little mantra “If you’re going to do something, then do it properly, you fool”, I undid the stitches and attached the cover directly to the top ring by dc-ing around it. Big awkward fiddle. Labour of love. But looks nice now.
Now there is only one thing that concerns me, and that is whether the white legs of the frame are too apparent or not. I suppose I could have used a thicker yarn (I used Vinni’s DK cotton, which maybe I should have doubled?) or I could have worked a less holey(holy?) pattern, or I could carefully slide little strips of khaki-coloured paper between each leg and the cover to hide the white?
Or I could just leave it as it is. (I used to be indecisive but now I’m not so sure.) I probably will for now. It was a trial run because I have lampshades on the brain and I have in fact already moved on…to those two mini lampshades that I picked up at the moving-on sale last week. Tune in tomorrow for the next exciting instalment.
To be continued…