As is with just about everyone this time of year we have been busy too!
You have your normal busy and then little surprises that pop up along the way that make you just one day realize that it is almost Thursday, again! My computer was on the fritz for awhile but I was able to get to it today and restore it's usefulness. We also had the school program and package wrapping...
I have been working on my white doily on and off for the last couple of weeks. I finally completed it today and will share it with you at the end of the post.
Last week I shared with you that I had finished the dress I had made for Little Companion but we still needed to have the photo shoot. It is nice that my Little Companion lovingly complied and that we now have these pictures.
We were going for a classy young lady look that was fun and a little vintage.
I have had so much fun over the years with this.
She has an enormous amount of hair for a 7-year-old (and she is not too keen on hairspray).
Love this picture, gives you a little inkling that she is really full of vim, vigor, and vitality.
Little Companion is a lovely young lady and a joy to be around.
On to the doily...
Now I don't mean to complain but I have to say this was ummm... difficult!
You had your tr, FPdc, FPtr, 5-DTR decrease, beginning 2-DC cluster, 2-DC cluster, beginning 3-DC cluster, 3-DC cluster, beginning split 6-TR cluster, split 6-TR cluster, ending split 6-TR cluster, and your picot. Yes ... difficult. I would have to put it down and really think about coming back to it. In the end I had to take out 3 rows, and re-do.
But, in the end it was worth it. I have not washed it yet or blocked it in this picture but I did want to share. Now if you think this is an absolutely gorgeous doily that is because the pattern is from the Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies book by Leisure Arts. It is the Perfect Pineapple pattern. I definitely feel that I have climbed another rung on the crochet ladder with this one and am happy that I continued on to completion.
Happy WIP Wednesday!
I am joining Marie Anne for Work in Progress Wednesday.
Please go over and visit her at http://macrochet.blogspot.com/ and see what everyone else has been up to.