Monday, April 25, 2011

Springtime Floral Doily

While waiting on a fresh baby to arrive so I can size 1 project and waiting on smaller hooks for the sweater, I have finally been working on my floral 3-D motif doily.  I have all the motifs done now.

(When these pics were taken, I didn't have quite
enough daffodils made.  But they're done now.)

So now all I have to do is iron/block the doily

Then sew on the roses

And the daffodils

And the flowerets

And the butterflies (which also need their bodies and antennas)

And I will be done!


It will look a like this except for a couple
more daffodils and butterflies with
some black bodies and antennae.

This doily pattern is from my book,
Vintage Floral Doilies


Monday, April 18, 2011

New Project Reveal


Friends, I have frogged the burgundy sweater AGAIN.
I re-sized it, and
it was STILL 3" too big.
So I'm putting that on hold until
I get a smaller hook.

So, I thought I would give you a glimpse
of a different  project:

Color Experiments 1 & 2


More to follow on these in the future.

More will be upcoming in the
SWEATER SAGA
as well!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Frog-It Friday



 Well, remember this?


Let's see if I'm making progress.


The PK doily is complete.  Check.

The beige sweater is complete.  Check.

Only 2 left, right?

WRONG!

See this little girl?
Well, I'm unsatisfied with the color combo.
So, instead of suffering through something
I'm not thrilled with, I decided to

FROG IT!

I mean, after all, there are SO many projects
that ARE thrilling.  And a hobby is supposed
to be FUN, not a drudgery.

So...you've got to know when to rip them, right?

I may just do that to the last one too.  ;)


However, my project list isn't any smaller.

Currently, I'm working on 2 baby gifts, 1 burgundy sweater, 

AND

which I REALLY do want to finish.
But I wasn't doing so well on the rose
motif sizing and quit in frustration.

I'm not over it yet.

So...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Glutton for Punishment



Friends, you would think after taking 2-3 years
to make 1 sweater, I would not be quick to
start another.  But...

I found this beautiful burgundy thread.

 Somewhere in between these pictures is the
beautiful color.  I wish my camera were
more true to real life.


And I have another beautiful Kay Meadors' pattern to use with it.

So...

I feel compelled to begin again.

As a matter of fact, I've already started.



But I ran into a glitch.

I made the small and it is TOO big for me.

And there is no extra small.

So...

I have to figure out the counts for extra small.

At 1st I was wondering how I could ever do this,
but I've discovered a pattern in the size-growth.
So I will soon be ripping out what I have
and trying again with the new count.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Beige Pullover Thread Crochet Sweater



I can hardly believe I am finished!

After 3 years, off and on:






I love it!

The neckline was warpy, but I redesigned it
a little, and now it lays flat.

Insert SMILE! 


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

So close...


Well, I THOUGHT I was going to do a Ta-daa! today.

But I'm not satisfied with the neckline.

It is a little bunchy.

So...I'm taking it back out and reworking it
until it lays flat.  I've worked too hard, too long
on this project to be unsatisfied with the
end results.

Maybe tomorrow...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Almost Finished!!!

Friends, I am almost done with my beige sweater!  I am working on the trim.  I'm not sure, but I think this thing has been in the works for about 3 years.  The pattern is VERY repetitive, and  I have not enjoyed that until recently.  So I worked on it only after I would finish being 'sick of the pattern'! 

Now, with all my busyness, my brain likes the repetitiveness because it doesn't have to THINK! 

So...stay tuned for a Ta-daa!