Friday, October 12, 2007

Lucky I make some notes sometimes

Going through my wardrobe last week I found this doily:I thought it looked familiar and wandered around the house until I found this one:I know they look the same so just to prove I'm not trying to pull the old crochet swifty on you, this photo will help, no doubt:I remembered making one of these but couldn't for the life of me remember making the other one. Lucky I still have the pattern book with my notes of when I made them...shame I didn't note the thread used or hook size, so the rest of this is a guestimate!

Details
Pattern:
Runner #33 from Lace for Beginners published by Nihon Vogue, 1984 - this is actually a great pattern book if you are looking for crochet doilies!! All patterns are charted too, which I really like.
Yarn: Larger runner - crochet cotton #20, smaller runner - crochet cotton #40
Hook: 1.25mm (lge) and 1.00 mm (sml)
Time: Don't remember which I made first, but one was done 7 May 2002 - 8 June 2002 (that's pretty quick for me!), the other 22 December 2003 - 9 April 2004

15 comments:

Bells said...

I'm sorry, crochet swifty?

I can't tell you how that made me laugh. Honestly, what a giggle.

They are stunning RoseRed. Your work is just lovely. I admire what you do so very much. I'm such a fan.

pixeldiva said...

Wow.

I crochet, but I'd never consider using *thread* to do it.

That's so impressive.

amanda j said...

Crochet! Wowsers. I don't think I have ever known anyone who actually made a doily! I am impressed.

Rachael said...

wow, I'm in awe....very impressive!

Queen of the froggers said...

They are gorgeous. You are good at that crochet stuff!

amy said...

These are so pretty, even more so on the red (of course!) background. I'm quite positive I wouldn't have the patience at all.

kim said...

Wow, I can't believe people can do that! Impressive!

Michelle said...

This is so pretty! I'm flat out crocheting with a 3 mm hook - can't imagine doing it with something so small and the thread too!

MadMad said...

Beauteous! (Is that a word? I don't know. In any case, very, very pretty. Like the bookmark you made me, which I admire every night when I get the chance to read my three daily pages. Is that a share-able pattern?)

Diana said...

I keep running into crocheted doilies! I want to do it!!! I have done some filet crochet in years past and am ready to pick it up again but when!!!! I have 8 knitting projects on needles! I did go buy new crochet needles and some thread and I have patterns. time awaits.
Your work is stunning! Skill and patience I'm sure!

Jejune said...

Really lovely work, Rose Red :D Slightly INSANE, but lovely ;) 1.00 mm hook indeed...!

Michele said...

yes the doilies are spectacularly impressive.

as impressive to me is that you took notes and can now find them.

Em said...

Look, a pair of pretties!!! (just got off work, brain is mush, vocab. is shot, pretty is the best i can come up with) It actually took me a few minutes to see the smaller one layered on top of the larger one (brain. is. so. mush.), and I am amazed that except for scale, they are perfect matches. Your crochet is lovely, especially considering the size 1 needle and the thread it's made with. Bravo! Good show!!!

TinkingBell said...

Lots of pretties - you cr****et as well? A woman of many talents!! Love the cover for scale of otherwise identical doilies!

Sandra said...

Ha, too funny you not remembering crocheting the first one :-)