When I was a teenager, I taught myself how to crochet. I had a book from the library that had a few crochet patterns in it, and I picked a doily pattern and started working on it. I would sneak into my bedroom when I supposed to be doing dishes or some other task - to crochet. Isn't that what every teenager sneaks off to do? LOL
Because I was using a thicker thread than the pattern called for, the doily turned out much bigger than the pattern said it would. But I was enthralled with the finished product, and didn't mind at all that it was twice as large!
It makes a cheerful, summery centerpiece for the coffee table.