Wednesday, January 30, 2013

yarn along - you can guess...

I am officially embarrassed by how long I've been reading Louisa May Alcott. I can blame part of it on the book, which packed all four of those novels into one binding, so I've been flipping through fine print and thin pages for awhile now.

But I also have to admit...I'm loving the iPhone 5 I got this month (I finally join the world of real apps), and I'm probably spending more time on Instagram and Ruzzle before bed when I should be spending time with Meg and Jo and Amy.

Ah well...at least I've had time to finish this:

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This was such a fulfilling project, my first doily. It's actually been in the project rotation since I got back from Minnesota with new yarn in hand, but it took me some time to get the tapestry needle to finish it and get around to blocking it. I used this beautiful pattern called "summer splendor". I don't remember the thread brand, but it was 100% cotton.

I never thought I'd be a doily person (add another granny characteristic to the list), but this is really just so pretty. They make the perfect homemade gift.

In the future, the only thing I think I'd do differently is stick to smaller sizes. This one is about 10 inches in diameter, and the outside rounds got repetitive and boring.

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Doilies...yay or nay? (Please join my club.)

Linking up with Ginny, as usual. Happy Wednesday!

18 comments:

  1. It is absolutely beautiful. Yay for doilies!

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  2. It came out gorgeous! It looks like something James' mother would love! It's just so elegant, especially with your little treasures on top. Also - INSTAGRAM!!! Ruins life. But in the best way. I'm restricting phone use after 8pm from now on so I can actually finish books.

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  3. Beautiful! I have some doilies from my grandma that I treasure. I have a feeling that you will be passing this down as well.

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  4. That is beautiful - I'd love to see the 'in process' pictures of how it looked while you were making it

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    1. I posted just one a looong time ago...here it is: http://www.findingclairity.com/2012/09/rainy-sundays-wild-harvest-giveaway.html

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  5. Dollies? Yay! I'm spending evenings with my daughter and Jo, Beth and Amy - very fine company indeed!

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    1. How wonderful! Sounds like great bonding time. =)

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  6. OH, this is gorgeous!

    I love doilies, although I don't have any in my current place. My mom has them ALL OVER the house in Syracuse. I think that's why I love them so much. Reminds me of home. :)

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  7. You are soooo talented Clair!! I love your crafty knitting! And YAY for doilies, especially yours :)

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  8. Definitely a 'Yay'. It's gorgeous.

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  9. Yyyyyaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy! Gorgeous! Must be hereditary ; )

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  10. Clair, it's beautiful! You did an awesome job! :)

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  11. CLAIR. WHAT. THIS IS UNREAL! my new years resolution (dorkily enough, but i know you can relate) is to learn how to actually READ crochet patterns. yes i've been crocheting for 7 years...doing the same pattern (or making one up!) and i am finally going to sit down and learn to read them. wish i was joking :)

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    1. So exciting! Let me know if you want any help!

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Thanks for making me smile. =)