Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Yarn Along

I gave up with the scarf using the ribbon yarn I really didn't like the feeling of it against my skin it was too harsh, so it will become bags for my 2 granddaughters.  In the meantime I have finally  used one of my vintage patterns to crochet a doily.  The colours I used are quite bright but I wanted it to have a bit of a modern twist so that it could be used when I do afternoon tea and not look old fashioned.



There are a few mistakes, that I didn't notice until I pinned it to be blocked.  Overall I was a little disappointed with the end result, its not as striking as I thought it was going to be.  I wanted a more vibrant effect.  Maybe I should do another one, this could be become quite addictive.  The one thing that seems to be going by the wayside at the moment is the reading, I tend to crochet to relax and can't manage to read and crochet I might give these audio books a try.  I am reading Voyage on the Great Titanic The Diary of Margaret Anne Brady, 1912 written by Ellen Emerson White.  It is slow going so I haven't formed an opinion yet

I have once again joinedGinny over at Small Things for the yarn-along.

See you soon.

26 comments:

  1. It is pretty. I like the way it turned out. I really would like to learn to do some of these things. I have a little embroidery experience and that is it.

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  2. I cannot see any mistakes, but I appreciate that we are all critical of our own work! I think that it looks great!! If you are unhappy with it you will have to have fun making another one, and another one and, well, you get the idea!! xx

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  3. oh I really like those colors together..such a beautiful project!

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  4. Oh I absolutely love it - you did a fabulous job. I could never EVER do that, no way. It's beautiful, please be very proud of yourself!

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  5. I think it looks awesome - and I really love those colours together. You have such a good eye for colour x

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  6. I love it too-echo all of the above. I love the colours and the pattern, so wonderful to do proper afternoon tea.
    Did you use lace weight wool? It looks delicate and very pretty.

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    1. It is lace weight cotton. I am a great fan of afternoon tea.

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  7. This is so beautiful and intricate. Not at all old fashioned. I want to make a bright orange doily for my living room. I made my first doily last year and I now regard them as feats of engineering! You should be pleased with your handy work :)

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  8. I love using vintage patterns. In the process of packing for moving I recently found some of my mothers old dress making patterns from the 1940's. Your doily looks very complicated and I can't see any mistakes.
    Happy crocheting
    debx

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  9. So pretty and great colours together - kind of gives the vintage pattern a very updated look!

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  10. I think it's very pretty and I'm looking forward to seeing your next one - they can be very addictive :) xoJoy

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  11. I think they are lovey - remind me so much of my mother and grandmother. Loving audio books too xx

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  12. Oh, how lovely! I think it looks great even if it's not as bright as you originally wanted. I love "modernized" doilies. :)

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  13. Well, I would be happy happy happy if I could create something as pretty as this. I am just not good with crochet or knitting. Other crafts and sewing yes, needles no! Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I also loved the pictures of your grandson!

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  14. I've found the same problem with ribbon yarn...it's not comfy against the skin. So, mine continues to sit in the stash. I hope to find something good to use it for someday because it's so pretty. I love making doilies...especially with colorful and thicker yarn. I wonder if yours might pop more with one more color around the edge....maybe a bright/rich pink? Just a thought. I'm trying to be more adventurous with color. So, that idea popped in my head. Happy crocheting! :-D

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    1. Love the idea of a rich pink thank you so much for your suggestion.

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  15. It's very pretty. Just right for afternoon tea! X

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  16. I do love vintage doilies, yours are so pretty. Deb x

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  17. That is such a beautiful doily! I love making them too. What pattern did you use?

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    1. J & P Coats Book No 525. Hope that helps.

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  18. lovely doily! Bummer about the ribbon yarn not feeling great in your hands. With knitting I can knit and read as long as it is dead simple.

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  19. Hi, thanks so much for visiting my blog, now I have popped round to you! Have really enjoyed looking round at all your lovely craft creations and I shall be back! Interested to note that you would like to live in the Western Isles. I spent some of my teenage years there, a very remote and unique landscape and lifestyle X

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    1. Not quite in your league Anna but nice of you to say.

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  21. Very pretty! Crocheting is on my must-learn-that list.

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  22. Your doily is beautiful! I think they would get addictive. I still want to try one of the mandalas that Attic24 talks about.

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