Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Patriotic Pineapples

One completed from my WIP basket.   (see previous post)  I call this one Patriotic Pineapples.  Done in #10 thread with #9 hook.  It measures 21 inches across.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Looking at my WIP basket

Today has turned out to be cloudy, breezy...with rain coming from what was the tropical depression that moved on shore from the Atlantic.  Not a good day for any outdoor activities.  The steaks went into the refrigerator for grilling later...probably tomorrow.  I decided it would be a good time to go through my WIP basket and take a look at the projects I have in various stages of completion.  Take a few minutes and join me as I look into my basket.

This doily is from an Ondori publication called "Crochet Treasures".  I've had this book for many years and have really enjoyed it.  It's being made with #30 thread.

This is a runner I've been working on.  The pattern for the square was found on Picasa, but modified slightly by "yours truly" to fit my needs.  It's being made with #10 thread.  It currently measures 38 inches by 7 inches.  I think it needs to be wider by at least 1 more row...and somewhat longer.  I had started it intending for it to be a runner on a dresser.

This one I haven't gotten very far on.  The row I'm working on has really confused me so I had laid it aside and started working on something else.  I really must get back on this doily as it is absolutely beautiful when finished.  It's called Royal Garden Doily.  I'm sure if you do a google search, you will see a completed doily.  It's being made with #10 thread and should measure 14 inches when completed.

This is the doily I'm currently working on in the basket.  It comes from off the web.  Sorry, but I'm the world's worst at making a note of the web address when I find a doily I like.  I'm on row 25 of 31 rows.  The final 4 rows will be done in red....thus it will be a red-white-blue doily.  It's being made with #10 thread.

Hope you enjoyed the peek into my WIP basket.


We should never forget....

Never forget the ones that have lost their lives defending what we hold so dear..........

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wood Violet Delight doily

This will be my last doily for a while using the wood violet color from Royale.  I call this one "Wood Violet Delight", although I don't really know the name of it.  It's from a Sabrina Robotki magazine, their issue March 2011.  It was made with #10 white and of course, the wood violet #10 from Royale.  It measures 15 inches across.

Now to complete the runner I'm currently working on.....

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Spiked Star of Bethlehem

This doily was made with #20 Lizbeth thread and measures 12 inches.  It wanted to buckle really bad.  It took a lot of stretching to get it all worked out in the blocking.  The pattern comes from Decorative Crochet magazine issue 59, published September 1997.

Blue Pineapples doily

This is doily is called Blue Pineapples and was designed by Cille Heckenbach.  It measures 14 inches and was made with #10 white thread and #10 wood violet by Royale.  I guess the "blue pineapples" is now Wood Violet Pineapples.