WIP Wednesday II

Alternative title: What the HECK was I thinking?!

So… welcome to another WIPW… today I am sharing with you the thread project/adventure/disaster/thing I have started.

I quickly discovered that the milward size 1 hook was too big for this project. Look how sloppy it is. Not just the straight chains but all the stitches look terrible. I should mention that this is Priscilla Hewitt’s Pineapple Plumes doily and she lists a size 6 hook. Well, the hook I have is certainly not a size 1.8mm as suggested, so I went and bought one, and frogged that garbage.

This is the current project using the correct size needle (omg it is SO small!!!). It looks way BETTER, and yet it still looks sloppy. First, the middle doesn’t match the photo, so I am going to have to fiddle with that, and secondly, I think the straight chains in between the ‘plumes’ are too long, that’s why it looks sloppy, so I will attempt to fix that. 

This doily, by the way, is my current C’Ville swap project for May. I have never worked with thread before, but I’m always up for a challenge. I am not hating it so far but we’ll see if it lasts… 

Thanks for reading my WIPW, check out Tami’s Amis for more! XO. 



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14 responses to “WIP Wednesday II

  1. I love it! I think its really pretty. Then again I have no idea what you are talking about over here half the time 😉 but I still love it.

  2. Me again, these would look really cool as the background or smaller ones as embellishments on a scrapbook layout

  3. I think the doily looks awesome, I personally don’t crochet so I’m not really sure what you are talking about, but I think it looks great! The first one looked awesome too 🙂

  4. I’m such a beginner at crochet that I can just gape in awe at your prowess with this. Using a tiny hook and thread like that to make such a pretty thing – wow!

  5. I have a real love/hate relationship with thread. So far the only successful projects I’ve done have been crocheted jewelry.

    IMHO, I think the second attempt looks great but I don’t blame you for wanting it to be perfect. 🙂

    • Thanks Contessa, I agree that the 2nd one is leaps and bounds better than the first, but compared to the Rav photos it’s the same… so I’ll make it my own 🙂

  6. I think it looks good! I love the color you’re using. I bought a bunch of crochet thread last summer when I got this amazing idea. Let’s just say that was short lived. LOL

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