May 07, 2007
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the many creative commenters who contributed their 2-cents to possible doily uses. Because of you, I laughed, got inspired, and casted on another doily. This new, smaller doily will be a tester pancake for some of your spray starch and/or Plexiglas ideas. Heaven help me, but I have images of doilies suspended from the ceiling, hanging in the window, and sprawled across the fence. Luckily -- for the nona-family -- these are only images dancing in my head. Speaking of crazy fiber uses, check out this crochet chair.
The original doily is temporarily flung over a chair awaiting its ultimate fate, which is TBD and depends on the above experiment. Here's one last peek with a few requested project details.
|Pattern:||Stor Rund Dug|
|Yarn:||Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift; 100% pure Shetland Wool; 105m per ball in Cinnamon (6 balls) and Chestnut (1.5 balls). The green was a bit of yarn I "borrowed" from my Mermaid Sweater. If substituting yarn, I estimate that this doily takes about 800m (880 yards). But be sure to have extra, you know, just in case.|
|Needles:||US 4; double pointed, 16", 24", and 40" circular|
|Dimensions:||44" diameter after blocking|
Wow that chair. Industrial strength starch. Did someone already mention Debbie New's lace boat?
Posted by: Sonya | May 7, 2007 9:16:37 PM
Nona, how much yarn did you use for your doily? There aren't any amounts on the pattern page (and I have some random Jamieson's lying around, tempting me).
Posted by: dana | May 8, 2007 7:44:27 AM
Your doily is lovely; such fine work. Doily-over-the-back of a chair is a great idea, in fact, that's where my newly re-discovered great-grandmother's doily is hanging-out these days.
Posted by: domesticshorthair | May 9, 2007 3:37:28 PM
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