Thursday, April 02, 2015

Well, Shit


 See the dog ears shadow on the bottom-left corner?
Hee.

Blocking & Drying Outside in the Sun



I'm so disappointed. This doily had the potential to be a stunner, but my color choices were a big fail. I was afraid of that the whole time I was crocheting on it. I kept thinking I was liking it better as I went on. On top of that, it doesn't photograph well, so it looks even worse here. I love the pattern, but this color combo really took away from its beauty. Hours and hours of work (play) only to dislike it so much. It's not the worst thing I've ever seen, but still. Blah!

Pattern:  A Year of Doilies, Book 3, October
Yarn:  Aunt Lydia's #10 in Bridal Blue and I don't know the gray.
Hook:  1.75 mm
Size:  Mine measures 23 inches...it's BIG. 

Bye!


26 comments:

  1. I am so sorry about your doily but I have to admit your title got a laugh from me! Angela

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  2. Well now, Pammy Sue, I don't think it's that bad. You're right. The pattern is very beautiful and the colors don't do it justice but it's still very, very pretty. You'll make another in other colors and it will be stunning.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. It looks great to me. I love blues and grays together. Are those blocking boards from Knit Picks? Do you like them? I am gonna have to break down and get blocking boards to block all my knit stuff soon. I was just wondering how you felt about yours?

    Wishing you a lovely day. ((hugs))

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  4. At least you're stitching is beautiful. I'm sorry you don't like the colors. It is a big doily; what do you plan to do with it? Gotta love the photo bombing pup :-)

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  5. Wow this is beautiful and done well, I love it and color too. I like the way you used that pad to pin it out on that is pretty smart!

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  6. I think it looks fine...it really is a beautiful pattern. Definitely not a fail.

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  7. For a minute there I though maybe one of the dogs got a hold of your doily - oh wait, that would have been my nutso dog.
    Dang it I'm sorry you don't like the color. Why do we keep going when it doesn't feel right? But you know, the workmanship and the pattern are quite beautiful. Maybe the color will grow on you :)

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  8. Wherever did you get the idea Pammy Sue that is wasn't nice. Ok everyone to their own taste but I think it is smashing and it is also different. I like the colour combination.It will look spectacular on a glass table.
    Great piece of crochet!!!

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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  9. Well I like the colours and it's a beautiful pattern but thats me it's a shame you don't it will depend on where you display it and the colour behind it it could look stunning with the right background. :) xx

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  10. Colour is such a hard thing for me so I'm not going to say anything about yours. Do you think it will look better when its off the blocking board? I think the doily and your stitching is beautiful. Hope you and the Cap have a happy Easter. xox

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  11. I think the color is fine.. find some knick-knacks that work with it.. and it will be wonderful. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. I think you're to hard on yourself Pam. It looks great to me, colors and all!!! I just don't know how you find the time to make all of those beautiful doilies. You must crochet very fast. Great work my friend!!! :)

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  13. I think it's gorgeous! Heather

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  14. I think its beautiful. If I had made it I would be plastering pictures of it all over the place.

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  15. It's beautiful Pammy! The work you put into it shows through and through. May I suggest a white background? Sometimes changing the background will make the colors pop and stand out more. I have experienced the "Oh shit" moment quite a few times myself. Right now I'm working on a CAL doily with colors I'm not so sure of. Second guessing myself just wears me out sometimes! lol I'm in too deep to frog it. I'll just keep going and if it turns out poopy I'll hide it in a drawer, chalk it up as experience and try again. I love your new header!! It's so pretty!!!
    Have a nice weekend, penny x

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  16. Hi Pammy Sue!
    I'm sorry you're doily didn't come out the way you would have liked. I think it's gorgeous but that's colors and all.
    Take care my friend.

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  17. I think you need to send it to me because I think it is great. You make me laugh by the way.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  18. Dog Ears on the picture? I thought you were getting an emergency visit from BATMAN :)

    LOLOL

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  19. Don't be so hard on yourself. I love it. The stitch work is just beautiful. Spills won't show on the brown

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  20. Don't be so hard on yourself. I love it. The stitch work is just beautiful. Spills won't show on the brown

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  21. I almost thought the "shit" part was literal when you mentioned the ear shadow! I think your doily looks good especially on the blue background.

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  22. It's beautiful Pammy Sue. Love the ear shadow!
    XO Kris

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  23. I dunno, I like it...lol....in fact I think I like it a lot...

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  24. I'm a new visitor. I came over from Mereknits after she showed the beautiful doily you sent her. The work is exquisite even if you don't like the colors. Also love the dog! I will be following you now. Your blog title snared me. I always love a giggle.
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  25. I'm laughing about the Batman comment. The doily is lovely, and it looks even lovelier at Meredith's house, where I know it is loved. Exquisite work, so beautifully stitched.

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