Not much to brag about and here are two doilies that I made during the silence period.
First one is Double Pineapple Doily which I made after getting impressed from this one.
I made it with the cotton thread I bought on Raja Market and it took 2 full hanks. I was left with not even a handful of yarn.
Throughout the last few rows, I was nailbiting and hair scratching whether I will have enough to finish or should I buy one more hank just for the last round. Finally God saved my nails as well as the doily.
The second one is Victorian Rose doily which I have already attempted here.
I actually started with Fractal doily with the group in Facebook. For some reason, my doily was very big(yes, I did with Anchor knitting cotton) and came out of shape. The colors did not work. So decided to rip it out and try in single color. Till that time, I wanted to do something and so did the already perfected ( Oops read attempted) Victorian Rose doily and really liked it a lot.
I have stuck it on the wall and it is very heavy( obviously as it is almost 3 100 gm balls of Anchor knitting cotton). I tried with double sided tape which was not strong enough, so I have used these https://www.amazon.com/Command-Picture-Hanging-12-Pack-8-Medium/dp/B000OF6X48 for extra support.
I got these from my sister in Australia, but I’m sure it must be available in Staples.
During a casual whatsapp chat, Kavitha one of Ravelry friend shared the idea of using a Doily for earring holder. And I got hooked to it,reason being, I love making doilies. They are fast in the beginning and it is hard to stop towards the ending.
And this time, it is going to be a useful item too.
So I started with Summer Splendor which was on my list for long time.
I started with the cotton thread which I used for I love doilies .
I skipped many rounds in between considering the size of embroidery frame I have.
Quickly it went and soon I completed and blocked it.
Then came the task of fixing it in embroidery frame. Again during the discussion Vimala aka Vims mentioned it is better to use fabric while fixing in frame. So I stitched the doily on a cloth and fixed the cloth on hoop the usual way.
So here it is finished.
Loved the Summer Splendor doily pattern, wishing to do one more.
See you soon with another cushion cover 🙂
Yes, I love making doilies. But I don’t know how to use them. I make them and take pics. Then it will be safe inside the cupboard.
But this time, I hope it does not remain safe in another cupboard and instead get used.
Yes I’m gifting this 🙂
My inspiration to do this doily is Ninu’s pineapple doily.
Hope you like it.
I have already made the same pattern before but did not finish as I ran out of thread. This time, I purchased the same color thread again to finish it properly.
I made this doily with the cotton thread bought in Raja Market. I bought only one skein and ran out of thread in 21st row. Later bought another skein and finished it. The color runs heavily. The thread was royal blue and after wash it is just dark sky blue.
I have a doubt whether I blocked it properly. It does look like circle, but in some angles it looks as if it is slanting on one side.
Anyways loving the complete doily.
These are some more doilies.
All the patterns are available in internet.
The below doily pattern is from Anchor Needle n thread magazine.
Have a look and post your comments.