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

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...


Soo said...

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

aronan said...


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