What is it about this "ornamental mat" that has my heart swooning and
wanting to create more and more of?
Each design is uniquely challenging for me.
I love the thought of creating something pretty and lacy-like with thread.
This is my first "Pineapple Doily."
It's supposed to be 11 inches in diameter, after blocking.
I'm still 5 rows away from finishing this piece!
The pattern calls for a size 1.9mm (US 5) hook, and
I am using AUNT LYDIA'S Classic Cotton Crochet Thread size 10.
I enjoy working with the creams, white, ecru, and linen tones.
Then, I discovered a new blog and it made me sort of
re-think my color choices!
I was inspired for hours looking at Dawn's beautiful creations.
Then, on a recent visit to the thrift store I found more crochet
thread to practice with.
I say, you can never have too much yarn or crochet thread!
Then, I discovered a fun book of unique Granny Squares.
Most of the patterns look as if they can be done with a size 3 crochet thread that
I already have a few colors of, so I thought I'd give it a try.
I have an idea for pieces like this that I want to try if I can ever put down my
crochet hook and get to my sewing machine. :-)
This lamp sits right next to my sewing machine.
I threw this crocheted piece over it and loved the look.
(no, I didn't make that piece...a little more practice!)
So, here's the "Lucy Love" part of this post.
Taken with my iPhone so some might be blurry but I
thought they were too fun not to share!
So, most of the time Lucy will just fall asleep in my lap and I continue to
crochet. Of course, if something wakes her and she sees the thread or
crochet hook moving, that little paw starts going at it.
It's fun to watch, and I can usually distract her from the thread and
she'll fall asleep again in my arms.
Seeing this photo reminds me that if I get confused with a pattern and have to
start a row all over again...
...it's worth it.
Hope your week is off to a great start!