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Can't Get Enough DOILY-MAKING!!

Man, I love making doilies.  They're so completely pointless, and I don't know what I'll ever do with them all, but I'm sure having a lot of fun making them!  ;o)

I had been taking a break from doily-making to crochet a cushion cover.  It's small granny-ish squares on one side and a great big regular ol' granny on the other, but I've yet to crochet them together... (Need to get on that, along with the other [novelty yarn] cushion cover that I started many moons ago.)  I started the project thinking it would be a seat cushion for my computer chair, as the built-in cushion feels a little... deflated.  But the more I thought about it, the more I worried that crochet might not hold up well to the wear and tear this cushion will be subjected to (being sat upon multiple times a day, sometimes for hours at a time), so I think I'm going to just make this a throw pillow.  (I have one I'd like to cover, anyway, and fortunately, I chose colors that will coordi…


That's what I've been doing since my last blog post, crochet-wise.

I finished and blocked that first PK doily ("Peacock Pride"), and the results were... let's just say a little underwhelming.  I think I did a really poor job of blocking, so I'm going to wash and re-block it, sometime soon.  (Also, I've gone up a couple of hook sizes since then-- to a 2.0mm hook-- and I think that works better for me when I'm making PK doilies.  If I ever make that pattern again, I'll definitely use a larger hook than size 7.)

Undaunted ;o), I picked out another PK pattern and thread and set to work, and I'm glad I did.  They've all worked out very well, and I'm now as confident about written instructions as I am diagrams.  Charts make it easier to see where you are at a glance, count repeats, and reassure yourself that you're getting the right shape, but written instructions make it less likely that you'll completely miss something in the patte…