Thanks so much for all of your comments on my last post.
This weekend, I sent Ms. Stoller an e-mail about the "No Doilies" tag line (email@example.com).
I know there are those out there who think doilies are old and tacky, and I don't have a problem with that at all. We all have our preferences, and that's fine.
I just wanted to make Ms. Stoller aware that there are many crocheters--and knitters (check out Toni's fabulous knitted doily) who love doilies as works of art as well their connection to the past. Also, there are many discovering doilimaking and thread crochet for the first time, and I find that exciting.
So if she keeps the "No Doilies" tag (my guess is that she will), at least she knows that there are many throughly modern people who think that doilies are simply divine.
A Passion for Pineapples
My first doily was a pineapple doily, and although I like most kinds of doilies, pineapple ones are my favorite. Here are a couple of doilies that I made this weekend from the book Simple Pineapple Crochet.
All of the designs in the book use symbol crochet, which takes up less space, and tends to be more accurate, and it's a good thing to learn because language doesn't matter.
Most likely, one of these will go to my Crochetville Doily Swap partner. I got her name today. I may make another one before I make a decision.
Back to Business--and reading too!
I have a few more motifs (five or six!) before I finish the Mauve skirt, and I still need to finish the sleeve on the Penina bolero before I can guess how much more yarn I still need for the trim.
I just started the David McCullough book 1776, and already, I'm learning things about the Revolutionary War that I wasn't aware of in high school. In fact, I haven't read about this subject since high school, but I loved all Truman and John Adams (which did have some Revolutionary War history in it, of course), so I brought this one without reading a review. I did see him on Book-TV a couple a weeks ago, and he gave a fascinating talk on George Washington. Washington really is so much more than the face on the dollar bill.
McCullough is a wonderful writer who brings history to life. This is a good read for anyone who wants to learn more about the war as well as the personalities and events surrounding it.