Friday, March 16, 2018

Working on Round 8

I've made a start on Round 8 of Renulek's Spring doily. It has a tendency to flip up, so I'm going to make my picots a bit longer. I don't want to get all the way round and find it doesn't lie flat.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cotton Top

I'm not a fan of having my photo taken, but just for Diane, here I am, wearing the crochet cotton top.
I decided on a shell stitch for the edgings and  made the seams flat by working whip stitch from the outside. The shoulder seams were easier than the side seams, but as long as the needle goes through each crochet stitch consistently, it looks neat, I think:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ready to Assemble

Well, the front took me longer to complete than the back, but it's now done. I'm happy with the neckline and my decision to 'straighten out' the top edges:
Now I must work out the best way to join the two pieces and what edging to use around the bottom, sleeve edges and neck.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


I'm working on Round 7 of the Spring Doily, which is a series of little butterflies. I'm stabilising the butterflies using very small picots between the rings. I started by putting the vsp after one double stitch, but decided that putting it after 2 ds works better. I've a way to go, so I had better get on with it! 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Second Place

Well, my crocheted beret and scarf came second in the competition. I had had no great hopes for my entry, so I'm happy with that. The first placed one is much more colourful than mine. There were a lot more entries for the beginner crochet section, perhaps because the article was more fun - a hat for a small girl. The judge felt that some of the hat makers were not really beginners!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Milly Bag

I altered a dress yesterday, took the bodice off to make a skirt, and the colour made me think of Milly. I used some of the bodice material to make a little bag for Isabel's necklace and bracelet set. Milly will guard the treasure.