Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I forgot to add this in my previous post

Here is a picture of my daughter on the occasion of her 23rd birthday, which was on Sunday. I did the usual, and cooked up a special birthday dinner, which consisted of chicken, with whole lemons inside - her favourite way of having chicken. We also had roast potatoes, done the way Natasha likes them - crisp on the outside, and soft on the inside. For dessert, we had fudge brownies, with whipped cream, and chocolate pieces added on top of the cream. All this is something we DON'T eat too often - thank goodness. Natasha and Tony, her boyfriend, came home for dinner. Tony had taken her to Wellington for the weekend, as his present to her.

This took forever

Or, at least, it felt like it took forever. Towards the end, each round was taking me AT LEAST 5mins to complete. There are 29 rounds to this table topper. I called it a doily in an earlier post, but I was mistaken. It is clearly NOT a doily, but instead, a table topper. I love the pattern, but am not sure if I would do it again. I got the pattern from a Crochet Monthly magazine that I get. I have blocked it as much as I can just for the picture. Need to do it a bit more, just to get it to spread out better.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

MS3 Clue 4 done

I have finally finished Clue 4 of MS3. The reason it has taken me so long is because I've also been doing a pineapple doily - in crochet. I'm still working on the doily, and am only a few rounds from the finish, but, of course, it is taking longer to do each round. So, I take a break from it, by doing the stole, and I take a break from the stole by working on the doily. And dishcloths.

Anyway, here is a picture of my clue 4. It's not blocked, or anything. Just hanging from the back of our couch. I can't show the whole length of the stole, because it is too long, now. Not a very good picture, but will try to do better next time. Now on to clue 5, and the wing!!!!