Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Holiday Delights

These wonderful cookies were a gift from DSIL - she's so talented!

Sweet Dreams by C. Strohmeyer finished Dec 28

otn: another pattern from C. Strohmeyer, July's Summer Sun

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sweet Dreams wip

OTN: Sweet Dreams, the month of May's entry in C. Stohmeyer's A Year of Doilies, (modifying the last round to avoid cutting the thread.)

Loads of snow in the Lower Mainland over the holidays with more to come.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Flurry, finished

A Year of Doilies, 1991 Leisure Arts 2120

- 14" unblocked doily, (15" in leaflet)
- size 10 thread
- 1.5 mm hook
- altered the last 3 Rounds for sharp points rather than round ones
- a gift for Mom

Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snow Flurry wip

- the December design from Leisure Arts, A Year in Doilies
- how apropos since we had a huge storm yesterday and with more to come later today, currently a windchill of -37C, brrrr...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hazel Henry's, Fruit of the Tree Doily

Decorative Crochet Magzine, September 1997, #59
8" pink doily using size 30 thread & 0.75/0.6 mm steel hooks

red Irish Rose/Leaf motif from a napkin ring pattern in The International Collection of Crochet Patterns

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Irish Lace/Tea Time Doily by Dot Drake

- size 20 thread, 1.0 mm steel hook.
I am learning how to make a variation of a clones knot;
- hold thread, between hook and left hand, with left thumb and index finger
- make 1st wrap to the right of thumb
- make 2nd wrap to the left of thumb
- pull 2nd wrap through 1st one, release thread from left thumb/index finger, then snug up the loop just made on hook; rpt for number of required loops.
- must remember to make the second-to-last loop looser otherwise the hook will not go cleanly through all the loops on hook; takes a lot of practice.
How anyone does this with size 70 or 100 thread is amazing!

eta: YouTube link

Monday, December 01, 2008

Paisley Long Shawl & Anemones

2/28 Cashmere from Colourmart in the UK.
3.25 mm circulars
74" x 17" after blocking with fringe; 48" x 16" before blocking and fringe

- still working out the edging for this Irish crochet project.