Showing posts with label doily. Show all posts
Showing posts with label doily. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday Cables: This, That, and the Other Thing

This:
I finished the bread doily!! I couldn't really understand the pattern instructions for the edging. I don't know if it was my lack of patience, the way the pattern was printed, or a true lack of understanding. I just made up something that I think looks pretty similar. When I completed the last stitch I felt a little like Dorothy reaching the Emerald City. "At last! At last!" Of course, as I've said the last few posts, I still need to weave in the ends. Same goes for the second project too.
 Vintage Bread Tray Doily Pattern



Yesterday I became an aunt for the second time! Of course when I was texted that the arrival of the baby was imminent yesterday, my knee-jerk reaction was to grab my yarn and log into Facebook, refreshing the page between rows waiting for the very first baby picture to be posted! The results of which are this, a hat and booties. I. love. crocheting. booties. They are such a fast project and, oh my goodness, you end up with an incredibly adorable miniature shoe in your hand!!
Bev's Easy Round Baby Hat
10 Minute Booties by Lisa Auch




That: I'm attempting to do a style challenge this month I'm starting today, the posts will start a week from tomorrow. I hope you all enjoyed Paige's guest post on Friday. It sort of inspired me to do some sort of fashion challenge for March. I did a little Google search and found Modesty With a Capital M. She made up her own style challenge for this month and I liked the list so I'm going to try to stick with it for the remainder of the month.

The Other Thing:
It might be time for a name change. Haha, I know I literally and legally just changed my own name recently, (as in "My new driver's license came in the mail yesterday," recently) but I think a blog name change might be on the horizon....
I'll definitely keep you all updated.  It'll be a bit of an overhaul of Facebook, Pinterest, everything, but I think it's going to happen. Cue mysterious music. Sorry to leave you all hanging there. It's just been on my mind. More Spring cleaning I guess. It's sleeting as I type this. Cruel irony.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Cables || Doilies Again

I have been having so much fun crocheting doilies lately! Currently I'm finishing up the edging of my third (in recent history) doily which was also my first filet crochet project!  I may keep at it and buy some fun thread colors. Hmmm... I do like the nice crisp, clean, classic look of the white though. 

These are my two latest...

Wedding Rings Doily:
http://www.crochetmemories.com/patterns/wedding-rings-doily.php
I loved the look of the interlocking rings on this doily! I've been wanting to crochet something like that for a long time. I think I'm all set for a little while now. Crocheting a total of twenty four rings tomake twelve interlocking sets got very repetitive and tedious with weaving in ends on each ring. I must say, it was so worth it. I do love the way this doily looks. Just have to finish weaving in a few more ends. This one will be going in the shop. So check back if you're interested. If you happen to be really interested feel free to email me at thewizardofoddsandends@gmail.com and I can reserve it for you.


Bread Tray Doily:
http://freevintagecrochet.com/doilies/7131-doily-pattern.html
This doily was so much fun to make. The filet crochet was so simple. The way this vintage pattern is written got confusing for me though so I decided to just do my best to copy the look of the edging. So far it looks pretty well, but I haven't gotten a picture of it at that point yet.


I had to post this from my iPad today so things might be a little bit funky.
Hope you all had a great weekend!




Monday, February 2, 2015

Tuesday Cables || Looks Like Snow

Last week was SO busy but now I'm back on track. We were supposed to get a huge snowstorm a week ago Monday night but only ended up with about 6 inches. Not enough to make cleaning up a big pain. (It was still a little pain.) and just enough to go sledding!! The birds don't seem to mind too much. It looks pretty chilly though.


I finally finished my doily and now when I look at it all I can picture is one giant snowflake.  I really enjoyed this pattern. The only thing I didn't like were the "chain 6" instructions for the mesh at the edges. When I started going around and having to slip stitch the following rows, I had to tweak some things to make it look even because, obviously,  6 has no center. It turned out alright. The stitches are pretty tight but I think that could have been fixed by using one hook size larger. I think I'm going to use one size up on the next pattern with this thread.


And about the aprons, I finished the second one and am just about done with the third. Making the same pattern three times in a row is pretty amazing for me. Usually I never enjoy making the same thing twice, but these were fairly simple and enjoyable to sew. I'm hoping to have all three aprons posted on Etsy by the end of this week and hopefully get out and buy a little more fabric. Not sure if I'll be making more aprons or if I'll try something else. It is much more exciting to think about sewing now that I have a fully functioning machine!! Knock on wood.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Crochoughing and Kneezing

This making up words business is a little silly. I admit, I am no Roald Dahl. It's stemming from a lack of ideas for titles and basically combining what has happened the past seven days into just a couple of words without saying "I've had a Cold."

Over the weekend, mostly, I had a cold. I put away the gargantuafghan with the very last row about 1/4 of the way done and pulled out my rather large amounts of leftover yarn from the NASCAR blanket  to make this: (excuse the lovely yellow hue)



I had pinned a picture of a newborn in a similar hat to remind myself to make one at some point for my nephew because 1) it's cute, and 2) his dad has a strange obsession with Oreos and Cookie Monster. It seemed like every time I checked my Pinterest there was a notification that someone liked or repinned that picture. I ended up with about 50 reminders to crochet that hat! 

In my ever growing yarn stash I also had some crochet thread that had been thrown into a drawer under my bed for quite some time because it was just too frustrating to work with. I found a pattern I wanted to make and finally sat down determined to make it work and to start using up the thread. Here is a link to that pattern:  February's Valentine Pattern
And a picture my finished product:



I love working on small projects when I have a cold because I at least have some feeling of accomplishment for the day when I've finished them!! I'm still feeling a just little blah,  but definitely on the getting better side of the cold now!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Challenge!

Skip to 1:30 in the video...that's where I got the title from... Sandman Simms and Bill Cosby

Well, with the set up I use for my blog now, I know that the solution to my problem is to use web coding for my posts, otherwise I have to post on a laptop. Okay, haha *deep breath* I thin I can relearn at least the basics of it, although, I did get a C- in that class if I remember correctly. We'll see how it goes. I know tutorial sites, etc I can use, it's probably a good brain exercise too....I'm trying to convince myself. Anyway, please forgive the numerous mistakes that will be in my posts for a while.

As of Wednesday I've embarked an 29 day challenge. A friend was supposed to visit on Thursday but plans fell through and the trip was postponed for 29 days. So, for the next month I'm working on something every single day, not necessarily completing it the day I have set aside for beginning the project, but I do continue each one until it is finished. For instance, day 29 I started crocheting a doily, day 28 I made a pie, and although the doily wasn't finished I continued working on it because the pie didn't take up the whole day to make. I had this weekend off so there was more time to work on things. It will definitely get harder to keep up as when I get back to work, but so far, so good. I finished the "Day 29 Doily," as it's been dubbed on day 26

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