This is my take away from the Irish Crochet Motifs class
held at Sheep's Clothing.
With the multiple mistakes and empty flower center,
I put my pin inside!
The class was instructed by Laura Ricketts (Laura Ricketts Designs). I remember the Jul/Aug 2014 PieceWork magazine cover with Irish Crochet cuffs. Laura based this class/pattern on her article (photo from magazine).
My Class piece -- I didn't get to the leaf, or rose center. The facebook page has more photos.
Link here. Laura Ricketts brought some of her projects with her & it was fun to have them in hand. I noticed she has several classes listed on her web site.
It is wonderful to have practice pieces for crochet stitches; however, it was great to put the stitches learned from crochet class into motion, and, i have a good start on flowers!!!
Two lace trim practice pieces. Left from Workbasket (Feb 1956) DMC Cebelia size 30. Right from Piecework magazine, with corrected pattern on web site and ravelry. size 0 needle, HDT by Yarnplayer, 50/50 wool/silk, color Peace.
Laura Ricketts, (Laura Ricketts Designs), based this trim (from article Nov/Dec 2014 Piecework issue) on the needle lace found in vault of Lengberg castle, Austria.
This is on size 3 needles; Red Heart yarn, Heart&Sole.
GF Beth's knitted swiffer cover (+sponge). I used the ladder stitch, based on pattern, Zoom, Erica Brembos. hint: measure the swiffer before knitting!
I admit, I don't have crochet skills (beyond basics). GF, Denise, made this beautiful blue doily for an Easter Hello Kitty toy (gift).
And, she made this lovely hummingbird - which is currently on my wall. (other snowflakes are packed away in the cedar chest) I wish she had a blog, FB page, or photo album ... she tats, she knits, and she crochets beautiful pieces! When I open up her e-mails, I'm gobsmacked by her current projects - either in the works, or finished. Beautiful, delicate pieces.
Recently, while doing some sorting, spring cleaning, I pulled out a few doilies that I have (given to me).
Above - looks so much like the one photographed on the cover of this magazine (notice how crochet magazines have tatting, too?)
Here are a few photos of the pineapple / patterened ones I have:
... and others, with thicker fiber:
Do you enjoy vintage patterns, magazines? I think they are charming ...
If you are in the "doily free zone" ... this post is not for you!!!
The main reason for the knitting patterns / stitches, was to do this dishcloth. It is Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn - Red Bud (color), size 8 needles. The dishcloth pattern is free on the Yarnspirations site. Or, Ravelry - link here.
The Basketweave Stitch - needle size 7. This is a sweet stitch, quick to knit w/purl + knit sts. from New Stitch a Day - facebook page. Link here.
awful yarn - size 9 needles. This is The Openwork Stitch -- described "lace pattern that creates a lattice-like mesh ....... makes great market bags and wraps". I would have to try a different yarn to get a better idea. This is from New Stitch a Day, Facebook page --- link here.