I bet you thought my doily days were done, didn't you!
Well, think again...
I just haven't posted any the past couple of weeks.
This is my first attempt at filet crochet. I enjoyed the outcome but found the process a little tedious. If I had been able to enlarge the pattern a bit and use a highlighter to mark out finished rows I probably would have found it a little more enjoyable. The mint green is a fun spring color.
This is Arabella. I had a lot of fun with this pattern and enjoy the process as well as the end product immensely. I used DMC Cebelia crochet cotton for this and just love everything about it from the color to the feel. I enjoyed it so much that...
I had to make some coasters to go with it.
I have hand washed every one of the doilies and coasters now and they will be ready to travel clean and fresh. After hand washing and blocking I also understand now why you should do this instead of ironing them. They turn out fluffier, the parts that need to be turned get turned, and it just has a nicer overall effect. I would highly recommend this method versus the washing and ironing route.
I will enjoy being able to use these when I catch up with my dishes in a couple of weeks.
We are off to Valdez tomorrow on a quest to peruse a glacier up close and personal.
Have a safe weekend!