Saturday, January 28, 2017

Celestial Dream

Many years ago I was trying to explain how simple it was to design a doily - at least choosing the stitches, center and edge to use. The lady I was talking to ended up suggesting which center, stitches, and edge I should use for my next doily. This was the result.

If you want to know more about this doily, its size, and which stitches were used, click here.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


It's been a while since I've posted a doily. Part of the reason is that I'm still trying to figure out square-mesh scallops and part of the reason is that the doilies I'm making again are all either large or have thousands of knots. However, I finally starched this one, even though it has been finished for more than a year. I called it Splendor when I first designed and made it many years ago.

For more information about this doily, its size and stitches, come see it.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Golden Ray Shawl

Decades ago I made a doily I called Golden Ray. I made it originally to see how easy it was to put bits of color into a doily. (I decided that was not worth the effort it took.)

A couple of years ago I decided to try to make a shawl using this doily as a beginning. It was the very first time I tried to make a circular shawl with a wedge removed from the circle. If I were to make it again, there are parts I would not make quite as full. The fullness makes it harder to see the net pattern. I would also use larger mesh sticks in some places.

When it was finally finished, it was more of a cape than a shawl on me.

However, I had a granddaughter who was about 18 months old the Christmas of 2015, and she loved it. So, I gave it to her and she still uses it.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Waterfalls Shawl

I liked the way the Swish Shawl fit. I decided to make another shawl with a similar shape. This time I based it on a doily I made a few years ago which I called Waterfalls.

I raided my stash of  yarn, unlabeled and given to me over the years, and made a white Waterfalls Shawl.  This lilac colored shawl was then made by my daughter, who also raided my unlabeled yarn.

I finished mine shortly after the Swish Shawl.

My daughter finished hers in time to enter it into the Eastern States Exposition (Big E).