Monday, March 15, 2010

Crazy like a doily

I knitted with it.  I wanted to see what it would be like to crochet with it.  You know what I mean.  That ole size 100 cotton thread (with the emphasis on thread!).  I found an old crochet booklet with a very pretty, small doily - just 16 rounds - to try it out on.  With my trusty size 14 crochet hook (very small in its own right), I started out.  And believe it or not, no drama.  Not one little bit.  Not even a little.  In fact, I couldn't really tell any difference from crocheting with any other thread.  Huh.  It came out about 6 inches across.

Ducks and Drakes.  No idea where that name came from.

What a dainty little thing.  I got just to the part of the solid circles (that's a boatload of double crochets, if you're interested) and I really wasn't sure I liked the pattern and almost decided to give it up.  Boy, am I glad I didn't.  Especially when it turned out like this:


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