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New Achievement: Doily in Thread!

Well, lots of people knit with thread. But this is the first time I actually managed to make something big… in thread. Now, we’re not talking knitting cotton, but proper thread. The type used for doilies, crochet and heavy embroidery! πŸ™‚ So, YAY me!!

I did manage to knit a doily with the Crossed test knit. But have been thinking about the thread one long and hard. I started a couple of times with lace weight wool. But I figured I liked that even less than thread. πŸ™

Faced a couple of problems at the beginning. I managed the center crochet cast-on but wasn’t very happy with it. But I still plowed on to find a massive mistake that I made on Line 7. That meant ripping up completely. So I decided that the 2nd attempt would have a knit cast-on. Well, I should have figured there was a reason for the center to be crocheted! Mine turned out messy. But I wasn’t in the mood for ripping again. So I plowed on, and made the smallest size possible!

But it’s done, and that’s all that matters! πŸ™‚

vintage doily
vintage doily
Another angle
Another angle

 

without the flaws visible! ;)
without the flaws visible! πŸ˜‰

 

 

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Red Wine mobile Pouch

 

I wanted to make a new cell-phone pouch that i could take to the Ravelry Bangalore Brigade meet on Sunday 26th Aug. Unfortunately I wasn’t too happy with the way it turned out. The design was fine, but I didn’t like the way I stitched it up with a flap. So I left it at home for a re-work. (sigh)

So i thought about it yesterday, and ripped up the side stitches. and re-worked it to remove the flap, and instead made it a simple case. Now came the button, which I so wanted. So i put in onto the wrong side, so it goes through the hole without having to wrap around the top.

For the handle, I decided I wanted an I-cord. So that’s what I learnt and made. It obviously looks like first attempt, but that’s ok for me! πŸ™‚