Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Pansy Doiley


I've surprised myself with this doiley. I taught myself to crochet from a book (so I suspect I may well be doing lots of things wrong) but I've only ever really crocheted granny squares and afghans before. I shamelessly took inspiration for the doiley from this one that I saw on Knot Garden's lovely blog. Took a while to do all of the 16 pansies but I finished it whilst in Wales at the end of August. It was meant to be a Christmas present for my Mum, but she saw the pansies in my workbag and asked what they were for so that was that secret out of the bag.

12 comments:

Leslie said...

Beautiful, well done!

Screen Door said...

Don't kid yourself... You ARE gifted. This is beautiful. I've seen quilts with doilys in each block. You are on your way...

Janet said...

That's so beautiful. It makes me want to make one, you did a fantastic job of it.

a good yarn said...

Your doily is exquisite! Well done. You should be very pleased with your efforts. Nice work for self taught.

Andrea said...

That is really beautiful. I only do basic crochet and I know for certain I could NOT do this xx

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, it's just beautiful! Will you still give it to your Mum? I'll bet she'll be thrilled!

Thimbleanna said...

And...I just noticed your sidebar -- so interesting that the cover for the UK version of The Help is so different from the US cover. I much prefer the UK version!

Danetta said...

This brought a smile to face and a memory to my heart. My sister-in-law made one just like this for me about 30 years ago. You do beautiful work!!

Elaine Adair said...

Beautiful! and you taught yourself? Very impressive - I cannot crochet a stitch but LOVE to look at it.

julieQ said...

Gorgeous, hard to imagine learning that out a book! Wow!

Jenny said...

Lovely doiley, beautiful! I really like your blog.

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