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Monday, 14 July 2008

Doily Update #2

I have started on Round 5 of the doily, the first of the three rounds with the chains only.

I thought it would be a fast round, just doing chains. But not so! The long chains need gentle handling, not to tight that it bunched up together and not to loose that it doesn't hold the curve.

Funnily enough, the centre of my doily is the part that is curling up. My tension may have been tight when I did the second round. But it not so serious and can be straightened out by blocking it when the whole doily is done.

I am beginning to understand what Marty meant when she wrote about having trouble with the chains.

9 comments:

  1. Your doily is beautiful! I may have to try it some day!

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  2. I know those long chains have got to be a pain, but it looks as if they will be worth it!

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  3. Your doily sure looks fine, and proceeding well!

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  4. Looking good! I like the chains rounds because you can just keep going from round 5 onto round 7 without stopping, you don't HAVE to cut and tie between each round. Kind of like a giant rosette.

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  5. It looks lovely. Well done so far,

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  6. Looking good, Jon! BTW, I've just had a look back through your blog, and I think it would be GREAT if you would put your bookmark patterns together into a book for us to purchase. ;)

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  7. It's looking very pretty, Jon. The trouble I have with the chains is getting them long enough to keep it from cupping AND getting the next rounds not to overlap each other. I always have to add extra stitches -- maybe I pull the chains too tight.

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  8. Marty, I've started on the second of round of chains and I can see the problem with the previous round too. Thank you for pointing this out.

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  9. I'll second that bookmark book request!

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