doily - done. After countless hours of stretching, it's complete. I spent most of yesterday stretching it. For my first doily, I'm proud. I think gram would have been proud too.
Wow, it looks great! I hadn't known doilies needed stretching-- or is that true of all knitted projects?
I think all doilies need some sort of stretching and shaping. This one proved very difficult because of all the open spaces near the edge. I really, truly don't crochet tightly but this was crazy difficult to stretch to shape. It took 2 hours just to get it to lay flat. Oh well, good try for a first doily.
I think it looks great! I'm very impressed - and I know your gram would be very proud - there are not many people who can make doilies anymore. FYI, I think they call it "blocking"? (not sure - but it is like what you do with sweaters and other knitted/crocheted items.) Plus I know that doilies used to be starched heavily - I believe that helps them keep their shape. P.S. Thanks for your kind words about Franklin. It did help to know that Luxor coughs too - I have never had a cat that coughed so had no idea that that was what was going on until the vet visit.
I don't know much about doilies, but I DO know that finishing a long, tedious project is insanely satisfying! So congrats!
Wow! this looks very timeconsuming! Wish I had some more patience...
Looks beautiful! Wow! I am impressed!
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