Sunday, September 30, 2007

Completed Project: Pineapple Petals Doily

My first doily is DONE! I even ironed and starched it - which made it look a lot better than it did non-ironed.

I've got two photos of this to share...

This one I enhanced the brightness and contrast.
Pineapple Petals Doily 05

This is the regular one so you can see what the color is really like (and the wrinkles in the pillow case that I used for a backdrop).
Pineapple Petals Doily 04

Pattern: Pineapple Petals Doily

Hook size: 6

Yarn: Less than 1 skein of J.P. Coats Classic Crochet Thread size 10 in Victory Red

Size: 13 1/4" diameter

Modifications: I used a larger hook and different thread so this doily is larger than the pattern (9 1/4" diameter). I also used this bright red instead of white or ecru. I love it!


For my first doily, I really happy with how this came out. I especially enjoyed learning the doily and lace techniques and making the pineapple pattern. The main problem I had was due to my gauge. You can see the chains between the pineapples are a bit wavy because they are too long. Oh well - it's a first project. Maybe if I blocked it, it would be better. But I don't think I'll be getting a big foam board to create a doily blocking board until after we move.

But now - what to do with this doily?
Do I give it as a Christmas gift?
Or sell it?
Or just pack it away?

Suggestions welcome. :)


Tracie said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Great job.

I say keep it for yourself. It's your first. Frame it if you don't want to use it. You can always make others to give as gifts.

The Queen of the Snow Cows said...

Sam, when I looked at the pic I thought you were posting a computer version of what it would look like. I was floored when I realized that was your actual doily. GORGEOUS!

Sam said...

Thank you, thank you. And yes, I just may keep it for myself. :)