Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Playing the Hooker!

Yeah it's terrible that I took one month to recover from the end-of-old-year-beginning-of-new-year blues. I have been crafting on and off but mostly picking up the threads of an old hobby - crocheting doily. It all started from seeing a gorgeous japanese doily book ( I will post a link when I find one) and deciding to do one crochet doily a month. So I spent most of January 1st nursing a hangover and crocheting this -





The center is crocheted with Coats and Clarks Floretta, leftovers from my tatting days and I didn't have enough to finish the doily so I did the outer edges with DMC Traditions. Floretta is a stiffish thread - great if you don't want to block but so hard on the hands. Traditions seems to create fuller stitches and has more drape.

It took me about a week to finish it. Here's a closer peek -





Watch out for the February one next month.

On the knitting front, I have started the Hemlock Ring blanket and that's goin on fast track cos I do want to send it to my sister in New Zealand by the 1st week of February.

And I finally sucked it in and blocked the lace fichu I finished in April last year.



Red Fichu from Baxter Knits
500yds of
HandPainted yarn.com Laceweight Red Pagoda




I've realised that I really need to take each month at a time - can't seem to concentrate for too long these days. I am feeling restless under the weight of so many WIPS. So I decided to practice some serial monogamy for a few months and stop project whoring until my cupboards are no longer overflowing with WIPs. Wish me luck!

6 comments:

knitties said...

The doily is really pretty!

Aw said...

Very fast ....it turns out pretty with 2 colors

I have yet to try Coats & Clark, I am ashamed to see you mentioned DMC Tradition, coz I have one crochet bag WIP since last year....I wished I am as determined as you.

Mimi said...

Wow your crochet doily is beautiful! would love to see your monthly crochet works!
Red Fichu looks so delicate. It has a very unique shape.
I agree with you about multiple projects. I find it very hard to concentrate and ended up with many UFOs.

opportunityknits said...

The doily looks very intricate, I like how you did the border in a contrast colour. I like lots of projects in the pipeline. So sometimes when I have the mood to finish something, I look for a project that is near completion and finish it and voila, instant satisfaction.

tinn tinn said...

so pretty.. how i wish i have more time to learn knitting...

Turkish Crochet said...

Hello! I'm Z├╝beyde from Turkey. I liked this doily pattern. Thanks for sharing.