It's actually a deep burgundy color, but it looks orangey in these pics.
It's definitely not my favorite and was a bitch to block.
It would have helped if I'd made it correctly, but I screwed up that middle part royally.
Didn't even know it until I started blocking it.
They can't all be winners!
Another of my dogs from the collection.
I don't remember where I got this one.
This one belonged to my grandparents.
It sat in a mirrored shadowbox for as far back as I can remember.
It's metal and rusty and has a slot on the dog's back like it's a bank.
Kind of small for a bank, so I think it's probably something else.
Pattern: "Innocence" from The Big Book of Doilies, American School of Needlework.
Thread: Aunt Lydia's #10, Burgundy and Ecru
Hook: 2.0 mm
Finished Size: 17.5 inches
Satisfaction Level: I'm not feelin' it. I didn't like it much from the beginning, and that never changed.
So I guess I was wrong when I said I was taking a break, because here I am two days in a row with a little sumthin'-sumthin'. I had better get my arse in gear and get to work, though, because I do have jury duty tomorrow.
Next I'm tackling a doily that I've wanted to make for a long time now, but I've been intimidated by it because it's got a LOT of stitches. Here is a picture of it from the pattern:
Isn't it pretty?
It's from A Year of Doilies Book 4
August, Page 27
Does anybody want to make it with me?
Email me if you do. If you don't have my email address and would like to make it along with me, leave yours in the comments of this post and I'll get back to you with info you may need. ;)
I'm not going to rush through this. I'll be going slowly and probably only be crocheting in the evenings. I'd love to have someone(s) to crochet this with to keep me motivated. Looks like it'll be slow-going towards the end with all those stitches. We'll have a treasure when we're finished though!
I'm going to use Aunt Lydia's #10 in Ecru and a size 2.0 mm hook.
I have to run.
Ew! Hahaha. Ew!