Saturday, 9 March 2013

Purple Pineapple Doily !!!

My Doily No.3

After making some doilies with Anchor Knitting cotton i moved on to more finer thread and tried my hands with Size 20 Anchor Crochet Cotton Thread in this beautiful purple.
Despite being naive in crocheting doilies i am happy and satisfied with the outcome of this size 20 thread. After all if not now then when would i work with thinner thread.. i know my eyes wont support me after some years to work with this thread.. im already straining them with almost 10 hours of computer screen, 2 hours of TV screen :(

I could still remember how i struggled and felt the pain in making my first ever doily. Though it was smaller in size with considerably fewer rows, i made mistakes at many places and ended up frogging many rows.. But now i feel good and would say making doily is definitely not rocket science.

Hubby asks (orders) me to wind up when im busy crocheting in the late nights with red watery eyes and suggest me not to spoil eyes when i tell him i ll just finish this row before sleep. Thats the addiction with doilies.. you always feel and have the urge to complete one more row always even if it can be done the next day. :)
I love those pineapples growing row by row.. Pine doilies are very traditional ones but  they are really adorable when they are done.. I had a second thought when i took this pattern which was waiting for me in the queue for quite a long time.. It was big..and with fine thread now.. whatif i make mistakes and it  doesnt turn up well.. i almost shed tears when i end up frogging.. its literally waste of time and energy.
But after having a look at NINU's DOILY done with the same pattern, i must say my confidence boosted up in starting this.. I even used her pictures for reference when i got some doubts in few rows..

I never tried with blocking doilies before.. the maximum i would do is just stretch them on bed and pin them using thumb pins.
But this time i did a blocking too with starch and the doily looked perfect (for me).I started it of planning to do it in a single color but felt it had a litle boring look and made the last two rows with bright yellow.. It really made a nice border..

And as said in my previous post.. the rose doily is in progress.. all roses are done and joined with the centerpiece too.,. i feel the most difficult part is making those leaves :( .Hope to  make rose doily my next post.. Till then everyone take care and happy hooking!!
With Love

Friday, 8 March 2013

Leibster Award on Women's Day !!!!

Hello Lovely Ladies,

A very very Happy Women's day  to each and every one out there! We are indeed blessed to be born as a woman.. !
Women's Day Celebrations was great at my office today with songs and dance.. And it was lovely to see many women in traditional attire.. after all we get to wear ethnic only on very few days in this corporate world.
One of my colleague was asking "why dont we have Men's Day?" . Oh yeah.. Men are not special they are just normal creation by God.. But Woman is a very special creation.. She has lot of special roles in life.. Daughter.. Sister.. Wife.. and the most special one.. Mother..!!!
My Women's day was made very special to me by Maria of Maria's Creations by nominating me for this wonderful Leibster Award.. This is my first ever Nomination and she made my day!!

Thanks Maria for nominating me and here are the questions she has put forward for me..
Which is your favourite movie?
Hmmm.. difficult one.. But i like animation movies a lot.. And my recent favourite one is "Tangled", I dont remember how many times i have watched it till now..
What was the best moment of your life?
Of Course.. My Marriage!!

Do you like animals?
Yess.. I love Puppies and Dogs.. We once had 6 Dogs and 8 Puppies at home.. That was lovely time where all puppies were roaming around the house.
Which is your favourite book?
2 States by Chetan Bhagat -  I relate it with the story of my marriage as me and hubby are from 2 different states and we dont have a common language other than English.
Do you like travelling?
Not much.. I like being at home with loved ones!
Which is your favourite place in the world?
My home.. sweet home!! 
And now its time for me to nominate 4 other lovely people and my questions for them are here..
Answer them and pass on the award to other 4 people..
Aishwarya of Aishwarys's World 
Sangheetha of Sangheetha's Blog
Lisa of Crafty Lisa
Lets shoot some interesting questions .. time to test my interrogation skills :)
1.When did you start crocheting and from where/whom did you learn crochet from ?
2.If given a lovely turquoise blue ball of yarn and given one hour what would you crochet?
3.What habit would you give up if asked to do so from today?
4. Whats your Work in Progress ?
5. Which one do you prefer.. Thread crochet or Yarn?
6. One school friend you are still in touch with - ?
With Love


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Rainbow Doily !!!

Hello People...
I am here this time with this rainbow doily.. yes.. i started of with the new threads from my stash..
This is officially my Doily No.2 (actually its third.. my second one is lying half done as i ran out of thread). 
I have made this same pattern before with yarn.. what you call it as a Granny Mandala.. but i didnt have all those beautiful colours that time.. and it turned quite bigger with a 2.5 ft in diameter..
So this time  i wanted the same effect with thread and to bring it out as a colorful doily.. it turned out nice but i was kind of missing something in this.. yes,, its the bright orange and violet color threads missing.. anyways im happy with it.. :)

The pattern is from HERE and yes its indeed an easy pattern and just increase your rounds with your fav colors..
Here you go , with the rainbow emerging with each and every color..


And after doing a picot edging... here it is..

And here is my old granny mandala with the brandless yarn made more than an year ago..  I just mixed up all the colors i had that time..

 And guess whats my WIP... i started of with the ROSE DOILY.. and the roses are turning out beautiful.. it takes time but worth the time you spend on it..  I am waiting for it to complete and share with you all..

till then wish everyone a happy hooking and take care.,.

With Love,