I had a craftastic weekend. I would like to point out that I'm using the word "craftastic" ironically. Let's just make that clear. I did get a lot done though. I sewed up a storm and even made some jewellery, but that's not what I've got to show you today.
I finally finished a project I've been working on for AGES. I made a doily and got hooked, I immediately started another but it gave me loads of trouble. Or rather my lack of concentration gave me loads of trouble and I ended up crocheting a round, frogging it, crocheting it again, crocheting the new round, frogging it etc, so I've actually made this entire doily twice!
I'm not entirely sure why I wanted to share this picture of the doily being blocked. But I clearly did as I took a picture so sharing it I am. I starched it with loads of spray starch to help it keep its shape. Before blocking it's a big clump of crochet. I should have taken a picture of that, that would have been more interesting.
Anyway, ta-dah and all that. The pattern can be found here. It's a free one.
I think I used size 5 thread. Did I? Maybe. I own size 5 and 10 and when I ran out of the first ball, I joined in another and after half a round noticed it was too thin, so I used the thinner of those two sizes.
It's quite large. As you can't see from the photo above with the metre ruler in it! Oh, a quick note on the photography. Thanks for you tips ladies, I do think I need to go a bit more advanced though as I always use my macro setting, never use the flash and use a white background when I can be bothered! In this photo I didn't use a white background as you'd have just been looking at a block of white!
See? Proof of how large it is, 17"! What am I going to do with it?? I do want to try making bowls from doilies, but I'm not sure this one is the ideal pattern... we'll see!