Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fair Again

Two colors of purple Lizbeth size 20 thread and Marie Smith's method of doing split chains resulted in this doily:
The center is the same as a number of others I have sitting around the house -- I did a lot of testing on this split chain thing!  I'd get something I rather liked then start over and somewhere along the line think, "Oh, wait, I could change this bit -- that would be better for this round."  Yes, but once one round changed, all the others after it had to as well.  I didn't write down a pattern either.  *sigh* 


I had intended to make another round (of however wide I could get it without breaking the thread ) in the light purple.  I lost the ball of thread.  I looked everywhere I could think of -- though I will admit I didn't look in the fridge or the toilet tank.  (Maybe I'll check those tonight.)  Anyway, being frustrated by the thread I stopped and blocked it.  Must be okay, because it got a blue ribbon and a high blue (considered for sweepstakes) ribbon.  That made me laugh, because I don't like this doily nearly as well as some others I've made, but it is the one that blocked the best! 

9 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Wow! That is a stunning doily!

Margarets designer cards said...

Well done, lovely motif
Margaret

Shirlee said...

Congratulations! The doily looks lovely!

God's Kid said...

What a gorgeous doily!!! :)Congratulations on the blue ribbon! It looks well earned!! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

This is a stunning doily, and so skillfully done with the split chains. Delighted to see the High Blue ribbon on it!

I chuckled about the wandering ball of thread. You know it will turn up one day when you least expect it!

Val said...

WOW, congrats! I think the doily is lovely in those colours.

Jane McLellan said...

That's beautiful, so dainty. And I'm in awe that it involves split chains!

tatterjil said...

It is beautiful! Your own design? Are you interested in ever selling the pattern or in keeping it unique? Would you mind if someone copied it from the picture? I would love to make it if you didn't mind me copying. I certainly will not without your permission though.

Marty said...

Tatterjil, I don't know where this comment has been hiding for a year. *sigh* sometimes I just don't pay attention. I don't have a pattern for the doily. It just grew -- like Topsy. You are more than welcome to try to copy it!