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Some pretty things!

The last week, and going into this one, has been very busy — my husband has had a lot of more computer business lately (he works out of our home and I pick up and deliver, since I’m the one that likes to drive!), and we’ve been helping a friend with his moving, so I haven’t had much time for yarn dyeing. I do hope to list a few skeins either tonight or tomorrow.

We have received two of these beautiful shelves from the friend that is moving:

~ new cabinet ~
~ new cabinet (with an odd glare on the middle shelf!) ~

He will soon be moving to Washington State, and as a thank you for us helping him to move some of his things and do some house cleaning, he is giving these to us as a gift!

We are just thrilled with them, as our current bookshelf space has been limited up till now! I’m sure as time goes on, though, we’ll have to replace the glass shelves with wood shelves to make room for more books — we have 6-going-on-7 readers in the house, so we’ll need it!

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When I’ve had a moment or two at the end of the evening, I’ve been picking up and working on a crocheted doily! I used to make many of them in the past, but had to stop for a time, because it was very hard on my wrists (why knitting doesn’t bother them, I don’t know). But I’ve found lately, if I just do a little at a time, it’s not too bad.

Right now I’m working on Doily #4 from the book “Pineapple Gallery” by Patricia Kristoffersen.

Pineapple Gallery by P. Kristoffersen
Pineapple Gallery by P. Kristoffersen

For those of you who are not familiar with her work, her doilies are just fantastic! She specializes in textured stitches that make her doilies beyond compare! Here’s my progress so far:

~ Doily #4, so far . . . ~
~ Doily #4, so far . . . ~

Here is a grouping of crocheted doilies that I’ve made in the past (all designed by Patricia Kristoffersen):

~ some of my doilies! ~
~ some of my doilies! ~

I spent most of the day yesterday adding all the pictures of my doilies onto my Ravelry page – you can find them here on my Ravelry page if you are a member!

2 thoughts on “Some pretty things!

  1. I am drooling over your handwork! Thread crochet is my first love; it was the first needlework I taught myself to do, and would still be doing if not for my children. (I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to teach myself to knit with 2 very small victims to wear my ‘practice sweaters’- and they couldn’t complain because they were newborns!)
    I find myself getting the itch, looking at your beautiful pictures….
    Thank you for sharing!


  2. Thank you so much! Doilies are fun to do — I hadn’t done them in a while, but now I’m working on them a little at a time to save my wrists; and I’d forgotten how fun they are! Especially Patricia Kristoffersen doilies!



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