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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
Pavi

23 comments:

  1. Hi Pavi, your doily is so beautiful, LOVE it!I hope your eyes always help you making such beauties!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. it looks very pretty,I told you then itself, u get nice lacy effect with size 20, after all starin for ur eyes! Im glad tht my pics help u out.

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    1. THanks Ninu.. I love this lacy effect and wont hesitate a bit to pick size 20 threads henceforth.. :)

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  3. It turned out so pretty! Neat work!!! Love the colors too :) I do love making doilies.

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  4. It is in my list for long time. Wonderful doily and awesome colors (the Yellow border is giving a striking appearance).
    Nice blocking, the doily is very pretty & lacy :-)

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  5. Your doily looks very beautiful ! :) yes it is an addiction. I too use Anchor threads and I must admit that doilies look best and delicate in size 20 . I don't starch my doilies, just rinse it and block it. anchor threads generally have some firmness in its texture.

    I earlier tried reaching your blog through your profile, but wasn't able to and could not reply to your comments too as it was going to noreply. I could reach your blog today through a link in Sangheetha's post : ) Are you working with TCS?

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  6. Hi Preeti.. thank you and Im glad that you were finally able to reach by blog.. And yes i work with TCS Bangalore.

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  8. lovely doily..... love those color combination very much.... thanks for the motivational comment on my blog

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  9. Hi Pavi. Really loved your post. It was like you were describing my routine at home. My husband also orders me to wind up every night. I am an IT professional too :P And along with eyes, my neck and back also get strained :( But I still take him along to buy yarn . hahahaha :D:D Oh god!! cant believe we have such similarities :):)

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    1. Thanks Ranjitha.. Glad to find each other with many similarities :)

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  10. Wow, how beautiful!! ♥ Pretty pattern and it looks really great in this color :-). Oh and the little doll is too cute!

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  11. gorgeous doily..and yes sure it is not rocket science to make doilies...just that we need time and energy. from my experience, lighter colours are better for eyes...

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    1. Thanks Nima.. You are right.. have to do some shopping for light color threads :)

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  13. hi Pavi,
    Where did you buy this thread? Did you buy it in bangalore or online ?
    Could you please give me the address of the shop you bought it from if in Bangalore?
    thanks!
    Ranjitha

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  14. Hai pavi,
    I am new to this blog ,where can I get this thread in bangalore
    Thanks,
    Satya sri

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  15. Hai pavi,
    I am new to this blog ,where can I get this thread in bangalore
    Thanks,
    Satya sri

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