Tuesday, July 8, 2008

And...One More Time!


There. I think I'm done with this pattern for a while. After fussing and fiddling to eliminate those three rounds of chains this is what I ended up with. The chains and I just couldn't get along -- they looked like a pile instead of elegant lace when I did them. However, I'm still not satisfied with the last round because it's too big. It required lots of finger manipulation to get it to settle down this flat. Made with DMC size 30 Cébélia, it measures 8 inches (just over 20 cm) in diameter. The big question now is -- what am I going to do with it? It's sitting in a pile with some other things about which I am undecided. I keep wondering if there is a home for purple and green doilies (or maybe just a "Home" for the people who make them). Given that minor worry, I'm moving on to something else. Maybe I'll revisit it again sometime in the future. I can see it now: I go up to the fence at the purple-and-green-doily-home and say, "Hi, doily," then wander away knowing it's doing well and is as happy as can be expected.

7 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

oooooeeee! This is a feast for the eyes. I think it's lovely inspite of a fiddly outer round.
This doily is so airy!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Wow! I like that. It looks better than the original pattern. It's a completely different doily. The color combo is great, too. Looks like bunches of grapes on the vine.

Tattycat said...

I can give you the address of a reputable home for purple and green doilies! Each doily receives their own room and any adornments or accompaniments they desire. They are bathed regularly and gently and well cared for. Just let me know if you need further information!

mamatejedora said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marty Congratulations for the great work done.

TattingChic said...

Very pretty. I think all the patterns you've come up with are very pretty. I like the colors you used.

Pamela said...

Thats really elegant and why do you have to do something with it...it just is! I am sure it is very happy with itself and so should you be.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it! I happen to have a room of purple and green, and it is so calming in there. If your doily ever needs a good home, it can come here!
Carol aka battatter