Tuesday, June 03, 2008




Doily #2...
Yeah, yeah, I didn't exactly stick to the course... I strayed, I veered, I crocheted. But didn't it turn out sweet? This one is much more naturally flat than the one I made for my Mom. Maybe I'm getting better at it! I'm giving this one to my sis, Steph. It was very easy- easier than the first- until I got to the very last row. Thought I was so close to being done... only to be stalled by a gazillion picots! See those tiny little... blips, around the edge of the doily? They're just a chain three, slip stitch in the first stitch and then you move on. But what a bugger they are! I finally got the hang of it about half way through! And they really do add a sweet touch, so it's not like I'll skip that step, next time. Just brace myself that it's gonna take a while. I've got one more doily to make before next week... plus, I figure, I don't need to do any house cleaning before, say, Thursday- else the kiddos will undo all our hard work. Right? So that gives me two more crochet days!! woo-hoo!

8 comments:

teelduo said...

I leavin' on a jet plane....be there on Saturday. giggle

Love you OXOX

Julia said...

For a girl you said that she didn't know how to make doilies, you sure are whipping them out pretty fast! :)
This one is even better than the last one. This reminds me of the ones my Mom used to make. It is beautiful.

Sarah N. said...

Mom used to crochet all the time - before I dragged her back into quilting! Have fun with the girls - give them hugs for me. Miss you and love you!

Darcie said...

Look at you go! Please...no longer call yourself a novice. Every little crocheted stitch is utter perfection, my dear! WOW!!!

You just go ahead and crochet to your heart's content!!! Why clean a house for a week...when you know you can do just as good of a job in about 2 hours, right?! Running around, scampering mad, maybe...but clean. ;-)

Love you with every little chain and picot!

Carolyn said...

Oh, these doilies are just so pretty! Have fun, make as many as you want, cleaning can wait. Will your kids remember your clean house or your beautiful handwork? I'd rather be remembered for the handwork!

Crochet on...

Peni said...

Steph will be ecstatic! Very nice! You are definitely going to have to teach me how. We can all just sit and grin and crochet...XOXOXO

Laura said...

It is gorgeous! My grandma made sooo many doilies. I am so lucky to have been the recipient of quite a few. I think it is a lost art.

Libby said...

Amazing! I couldn't form anything to resemble a doily to save my life . . . I could make a chain from here to infinity and back though *s*