My Passing Fancy
I feel a touch of doilimania coming on...
She is "Passing Fancy" from the HWB booklet Touch of Color Doilies. I really enjoyed just sitting with my thread and hook and creating this one. I used size 10 DMC Cebelia and a size 8 hook. The pattern called for a size 10, but my doilies always turn out smaller than the pattern says they will so I go up to a larger size.
I will work on Clapotis the rest of the week, but I plan to make another doily this weekend. This time, I will tear myself away from pineapple doilies a non pineapple one, but I'm such a pineapple head*, I'm not sure that I can..
I know I've mentioned this before, but I really hate making picots. They give the doily the finished look, but I find them horrible to crochet and they never look right to me close up.
Is It A Good Thing?
The crochet and knitting world is a buzz with the whole "Martha Poncho" thing. Some like it, others don't. I'm personally not crazy about this poncho (and I'm a bit burned out on them), but I was certainly intrigued enough to go out and buy 4 skeins of Lion Brand's Homespun to make the one from the Lion Brand website although I dislike crocheting with Homespun.
I just want to make one to say I made one, and then I'll give it away or sell it.
Who knows, I may even end up liking it and keep it.
*Gee, it really has been a while since I made a Neil Finn/Crowded House reference, I had to get one in somehow :-)