Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It’s Doris Chan’s fault

Amazing Crochet Lace is making me insane. I haven’t even made the Chrysanthemum Tea Shawl (which is amazing) and Doris Chan has me combing the internet for doily patterns I can “explode”. I have quite the stack of great ideas.

But then I got to thinking maybe I should practice making a doily before I use some good worsted wool on something that may come out wonky. So I went to Michael’s and got some crochet cotton (because I only needed one ball and it was like $3) and the correct size hook and started making a freaking doily. Yeah – the kind your granny has in her house.


This is bad. BAD. I have all sorts of ideas flashing through my head. I promise I’m not going to end up putting doilies on the backs and arms of my furniture, but I’m so incredibly inspired. This tiny hook and bit of cotton string, a couple of nights and look what happens:

Let’s not mention the obscene amount of lace weight yarn I have in my stash, which is just about the same gauge as crochet cotton.

I’m very scared.


Bezzie said...

But they're so pretty!

Trillian42 said...

She may be making you insane, but as I can vouch, having met her briefly at Stitches East, Doris Chan is kickass cool and really funny.

And that's going to be a gorgeous doily! Crochet thread scares me...