Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Another Round Down

Another day, another few rounds on the Armenian knotted lace doily. I've been posting pictures of my progress on my Facebook page and every time someone new sees it, since Facebook over curates to the point of hardly anyone seeing anything I post, they ask what technique it is. I don't know why, but that makes me happy. Anyway, I managed to get through the last section of the design relatively unscathed though it was definitely the hardest bit so far. The book said the section was similar to another taught in the book, but it really, really wasn't and I had to just stare at those tiny, blurry sections on the photograph and make my best guess. I was really worried about the numbers not working out since I've already done a lot of guessing, but I was rewarded once again.

I got all the way to the next section which is just multiple rounds of the section before this one. It's
called the fancy side stitch in the book and since I've had plenty of practice with it, I guess I wasn't have to think much today as I work. I can't imagine I'll get any further than that today though. The doily is getting a bit unwieldy already. I'm having to gather it up in my hand to work on it and the rounds are getting really long. I guess I should just be proud that I've made it this far without throwing in the towel and even if I did stop, it would still look like a real doily. That and I think I can now make the knot in my sleep.


Madtatter80 said...

Very pretty doily those little loops are cute!

Jane McLellan said...


SWtrompeter said...

This is beautiful. Your venturing out and learning other forms of lacemaking is inspiring.

Carolyn said...

It is so lovely! I am thinking I may have to try this. So little info to find on it as you said. May try my local library to see if I find anything on it. I would be highly surprised, but you never know!