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.


Carapace July 29, 2009 at 4:40 PM  

Wow, it looks great! I hadn't known doilies needed stretching-- or is that true of all knitted projects?

renovia July 29, 2009 at 5:01 PM  

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.

Mishkat July 29, 2009 at 5:42 PM  

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.

moxiecupcake July 29, 2009 at 5:44 PM  

I don't know much about doilies, but I DO know that finishing a long, tedious project is insanely satisfying! So congrats!

Martice July 30, 2009 at 7:33 AM  

Wow! this looks very timeconsuming! Wish I had some more patience...

Anonymous,  July 31, 2009 at 4:08 AM  

Looks beautiful! Wow! I am impressed!


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