Monday, August 09, 2010

G’Day Mates

Well, I couldn't stand it another day.  I HAD to crochet a little yesterday.  I was looking through Flickr photos of everyone's crochet and saw a picture of a doily I wanted to make.  So I sat down and tried to copy it.  I got pretty close, but my edges came out more frilly.  Here it is:

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I made it with white cotton yarn and peach baby yarn.

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These are my prized Japanese crochet pattern books.  I love them.  I look at them over and over dreaming of the day when I again have the patience to make the beautiful things in them.  The only thing I’ve made is the shawl on the cover of the top-right book.  But I have big dreams of making many more.

I’m off now to get my first cuppa joe and watch Regis & Kelly, except Regis isn’t there.  But guess who is?  My absolute favorite, Anderson Cooper.  Love him.  I have big dreams about him too.  Hee-hee.

14 comments:

  1. Hard not to like Anderson, he's easy on the eyes for one. lol

    Your dollie turned out great. You were able to do that by looking at a picture! Impressive.

    Are you Japanese patterns written in Japanese?

    Sandy

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  2. Beautiful. I am fairly new to making doilies - well in my second week of trying. I am hooked this looks beautiful and my aim will be to produce something like this.

    Clare

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  3. Love the doily, it's gorgeous.

    Do the Japanese books have charts, or are you reading them?

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  4. The new doily is so pretty! I love the jacket on the front of that pattern book but you'd have to make it gigantic-0 for me.

    Big Daddy and I are watching Anderson Cooper on Regis and Kelly as I write this. I was wondering if you caught the show.

    I finally won a foot pedal on ebay! Yay!

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  5. I don't read Japanese! I'm just going by the charts which use universal symbols.

    Sianara! (That's Japanese, right?)

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  6. Hi Pammy Sue: The doily is really pretty. You are good at figuring things out I see. Where did you get those books? I was researching Japanese books on the internet a few months ago and we were slammed with a horrible virus. Please tell me.....

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  7. hmmmm...Anderson Cooper IS gay. I am sure you knew that though...He is cute....but gay

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  8. I buy all my Japanese books on eBay from seller "Pomadour24"

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  9. What you are up to four now? Start translating my friend. I'm catching up to you.

    A.C........seriously... ok...

    Back to print that darn pattern again.

    Kate

    By the way I like the frilly....

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  10. It looks great. I like the little bit of frill. I have lost my crocheting mojo over the summer. Maybe when it is cooler......

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  11. Hi Pam. Love the doily! So pretty. Now, I have an embarrassing question I must ask. I have been trying to get someone to share with me, the US version of instructions to making the granny stripe blanket that I fell in love with at Attic's blog. I see it on several blogs, and I did receive a couple of emails from gracious lady's with instructions to do. One of those was in written form. I thought it may have been Posy Linda, but now I am thinking it was you??? At any rate, I was away on vacation, and have my ipad with me, but the email did not save, and now I have lost it. I tried it again, trying to convert Attic's instr. over to US..but I failed miserably. I am so wanting to make this blanket. Was that by chance you, who sent the written instructions? I am so sorry for losing them, if it were. But if so, would it be too much trouble to ask you to resend them? HOPING>>....Kris

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  12. Pammy Sue my sis is in Dallas for a whole new life ....I am going to visit her this fall...maybe winter

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  13. Vicki9:38 AM

    Hi, Love your doilie. Do you have instructions you might share? Would love to have them. I simply could not figure something like this out myself. Like your blog so much, check in daily. Thanks Much, Vicki

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