Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm Still Alive

Yeah, I've been absent for a long time and wondering whether you are still there my online friends and fellow crafters.  Life's been so busy (with work)...nothing's new... I'm tired...tired...tired... LOL!  And no new updates to show you except what happened with the shawl I was knitting and the green doily that I started and have shown you in my last post.  And add to that, my laptop that contains all my photos for the blog has bitten the dust.  Anyway, remember this shawl from my previous post?

Here's what happened:

My teacher said that I unknowingly added a stitch in every row.  So the answer to my previous post whether this will become a shawl or something else is... it became SOMETHING ELSE, LOL!  So I just unraveled the whole thing.

Now for the doily.  This is the photo from my previous post:
And here's what happened:
It ruffled big time!  Based on the look of it, there's no way it will flatten no matter how I will block it.  So, another one that I unraveled.

By the way, I just wanted to share with you that I was chosen by DMC Philippines to be their Stitcher of the Month for August.  Here is me in their Stitcher's Gallery :-D
This is all for now my friends.  Take care all of you!


LindaCrochets said...

I have that Pineapple doily book and have made that doily. You are correct that it does ruffle a lot while you are crocheting it. With mine, with a lot of tugging and pulling in blocking, it was able to get it to lay straight. Sorry you "frogged" it...it's a beautiful piece!

Lesley (Home Is Where My Heart Is) said...

Hello Toni :) lovely to see you in the Stitchers Gallery,congratulations. Will you crochet the doily again,it is a very pretty pattern?

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

How great to be in the magazine with a proper interview an picture! You're very famous now!

Bec said...

Congrats! how cool to be stitcher of the month!!

Sorry about the frogging!
The colours are lovely though :)

Ninu said...

congrats,congrats! the colours you chose for both projects are so lovely..keep working on it according to your free time!

Lili said...

lovely works!
So nice the DMC newsletter! congrats! :)


Susan H. said...

Hi Toni,
So neat to be in the newsletter. Congratulations. I have similar problems when I try knitting too. Sometimes I just think of all the time I am spending trying to knit when I could be making a lot of crochet goodies. Some day I will get knitting down.
xo Susan

Lostinblue said...

Sis! I was so glad to see your blog updated, I missed you loads!

Big congrats on being in the newsletter. It's a lovely picture of you, you really suit those colours.

Such a shame about the shawl and doily. Have you started another of each of them? I loved the colours you were using for both.
Keep on with the knitting sis, I'm sure you'll soon get the hang of it, infact, you're so talented, I know you will!


Raine said...

My, I couldn't help but glanced at the date of this post. *wink* Congrats in getting published in their newsletter. Yay! Keep stitching.