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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Off the hook & in the window

Hello Lovely Friends about the blogosphere!

It is THAT time of year, we are in grayscale. Sun? No! Groundhog day is just around the corner. The tomatoes seeds I planted have sprouted, and one sunflower. I'm nursing the the Hungarian Hot peppers and butternut squash, I had a problem last year with the peppers and ended up buying some plants. I really would prefer to grow from seed. I have plenty of time to replant and make another go of it.

I have finished up the Wind Rose Doily, I ordered a 18" metal craft ring from JoAnn's. They didn't have any in stock they never do of things I would like to purchase, so I had to order it and have it delivered. 

The doily measured 15" without the last 2 rounds because I played yarn chicken and I lost. It turned out ok, because it fit just right within the hoop. I attached it with a simple sc ( single crochet) and a chain 1, easy to remove if I decide to. 

I am pleased with it, and now want to make a few more of different sizes, or maybe seasonal colors when I run across a pattern I like. I am particularly fond of this type of pattern, open and lacy. There was another similar to this one I liked and tried to make for years called Snowflake. It's not that I cannot crochet it, but it is a diagram kind of pattern which uses symbols rather than a written pattern. I just can't seem to get together with that. 



                                 It gets a bit washed out in the window, so I laid it on the carpet. 

Thank you as always for stopping over!

10 comments:

  1. It is beautiful, I just love the idea of having it hanging in a window.

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    1. thank you, I might make a few more of various sizes....

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  2. I think you sized it perfectly! It looks beautiful. I love airy designs, too. I used to do a lot of filet crochet, because of the openness of many of the "cells."

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    1. filet crochet, something I've wanted to try but find it rather confusing, I'm glad I ran out of thread, it fits just right.

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  3. Oh good. You found the perfect hoop and the Wind Rose Doily fits right in. Don't you love it when things work out so well?

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  4. every once in a while things do work out, more often than not it is not the case.

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  5. Gorgeous and I love how you attached it to the metal ring.

    God bless.

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  6. Thank you Jackie, it went fairly smooth once I got the hang of it crocheting around the ring.

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