Friday, June 8, 2012

Knitted doily


I found a pattern for a knitted doily and have been working on it all week. I'm blocking it as you can see in the picture. I just used some leftover sock yarn. It didn't come out that great but I really love the pattern.  My grandmother used to crochet doilies so I tried the knitted version! I might use cotton yarn next time. I suppose it's just an extension of lace knitting which I really enjoy.

It's been a quiet week as far as quilting and knitting are concerned. I worked an extra day at work and it seemed to throw off my whole week. I think I had one day that I could actually stay home and get some sewing done. I did start to piece my Lil' Twister quilt. I have 3 rows sewn. I'm hoping to post a picture sometime next week.

I'm working on my hexagon project again. It's rather slow since it's handwork but it does look nice so far! Pictures to follow soon!

Unfortunately, I have to work at 7am tomorrow morning. It's too bad our day jobs keep us from our quilts!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. 

10 comments:

  1. So pretty, Rosemary! I've always wondered about knitted doilies. I'm only familiar with the crocheted ones. I think your grandmother would be very proud.

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    1. I found the pattern on ravelry. Glad you liked it! Not as nice as yours! Wish I was going on a mystery quilt trip tomorrow again!

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  2. I really love the pattern. My late mother used to knit doileys and I regret I didn't learn it. But since I know knitting I believe it won't be a big problem, if I want to try.

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    1. You should definitely try it! It's not very hard and they really are pretty! Check out ravelry for free patterns.

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  3. Your doily looks pretty! Have not seen a knitted version where I come from, your's looks great by the way. Looking forward to seeing your hexagon project and am excited to see pictures of the lil' twister you're making.
    Hope you'll have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Have a nice weekend also!!

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  4. The doily looks great Rosemary, can't wait to see the hexagons. Cheers Pauline

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    1. Thank you, Pauline! Hoping to post some pictures soon!

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  5. That is such a pretty pattern! I used to crochet doilies but haven't done any since I started quilting. I'm looking forward to seeing your hexagons!

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  6. That is such a pretty pattern! I used to crochet doilies but haven't done any since I started quilting. I'm looking forward to seeing your hexagons!

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