Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Anniversary, tablecloth. I made you a present.

When I look back on my posts from one year ago, so much has changed in our lives I can barely beleive it.

It seems fitting then that the single indulgent splurge purchase from Paris last year has been given an anniversary present, a charcoal lace topper. I was hoping that even though it's definitely lace, the charcoal-ness might make it a little less nana. Now that it's on the table, I think maybe it could do with being a little larger. Luckily, being modular, that is entirely possible in the future.

tablecloth

In the meantime, project specs:

Pattern:

Dahlia Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2011. The only knitting pattern resource I had for three weeks during the house move. I made four of the lace centres (meant to be the back of the cardigan).

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Yarn:
Clever Country cotton from Hobbysew in charcoal. The stash was packed away, so I had to buy yarn. 6 balls, but there's almost a full one left.

Needles:
3.25 mm circ and then a 3.5mm hook to go round.

Modifications:

Well obviously I didn't make a cardigan. Four of the centre squares, cast off using a lace cast off method. Then crocheted around in a made up fashion, joined together on the fly, and one last crochet row around the whole thing to finish off.

tablecloth close

I've started another project, which really is quite insane. A chevron blanket, made of fine laceweight linen. I'm trying not to think about how long this might take - I really wish I had a knitting machine. Honestly.

linen cobs

8 comments:

CrochetBlogger said...

It looks terrific. I love the charcoal color!

missfee said...

WOW love the charcol

and the linen colours are just fabbo

DrK said...

cant wait to see how your linen thing shapes up! and the table topper is just gorgeous and looks as good on that linen as i knew it would. gorgeous.

Rose Red said...

And I thought I was the queen of the insane knitting project! Well I hand my crown to you! I think the Linen blanket will be gorgeous!.

And I love th dahlia tabletopper. It is magnificent.

Vintage Grrl said...

The topper is gorgeous!

And do you want to borrow my knitting machine? I'm not using it just at the moment :D

Faeryfay said...

I adore the "non-nanna-ish" lace! Beautiful! That cardi looks tricky but gorgeous!

Leeanne said...

Your tablecloth is absolutely beautiful. And I dont think it looks nanna-ish.

Ann said...

Love the table cloth. It's a great idea to use the lace motif & it looks fantastic.