Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Here are two of the awesome pumpkins z&a's dad carved. Cool.



Anyway, I managed to finish this doily tonight after the kids went to bed.burda 34 finished



Specs:
Pattern: Burda (unknown for now) #32
yarn: lilac linen laceweight
needles: US2 Crystal Palace circs and dpns
time started: October 27, 2007
time finished: October 31, 2007

Modifications: I feared (correctly) that I would run out of the linen yarn. So I opted to modify the pattern substantially so that 14 rows were deleted. I played with the pattern and cannot replicate it again. During crochet cast-off, I had to rip it several times because it was looking too tight. I chained 10, bundled 5 st for leaves, and 3 or 3-5-3 stitches for the spots between leaves. Turned out nicely, I think.



Here's a closeup the the modification and the pattern. There's only three leaves. The original pattern had an additional layer of leaves.













Now, I've just got to block out Frosted Fern completely...

4 comments:

Soo said...

That looks lovely. Congrats on the emergency early cast off -- it looks totally complete to me!

aronan said...

Gorgeous!

Dove Knits said...

I love the pumpkins and the doily is incredible!

kinefz said...

I like knitting doilies.Can you,please send me patterns and magazines you have to me on kinefz@yahoo.fr.Thanks