Wednesday, 16 May 2012

My Favourite Book

Reading used to be the greatest passion in my life till crocheting took over. As it was simply not possible to read and crochet at the same time, books had to take the back seat. The other reason being that it is so much easier to crochet and watch TV at the same time. But I still love books very much and am always on the lookout for new books to buy.

Today I am going to show you my most favourite crochet book  Lovely Lace. 


This book was a  birthday present from my dear friend Malati, in the year 1988. Since then I have made many beautiful doilies from this book.

Here are a few pages from the book and some of my doilies;



This doily is now with my mom gracing her centre table.





This doily was an experiment in colour.






The last doily has since been frogged as the shaded pink was not doing justice to the beautiful pattern. As if it was not evident in the first few rounds... I completed the whole pattern before unraveling it ...duh?!

Here is a small tip for crocheters who use pattern books. I never crochet directly from the book. I always use a copy of the pattern and then put the book back in my library. I find it easier to mark my place, note down any modifications, write down the size of thread and hook etc on the copy.  So now you can see that my book is in excellent condition even after 24 years!

Did you find this tip to be useful? Do let me know.

Happy crocheting. xxx


3 comments:

  1. So cute & lovely patterns! Just superb!

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  2. I love it! I would love to crochet lace like that someday, but i'm not one for really following a pattern closely. I just made a 10" square that had a pretty difficult pattern, and that was as much as I could handle. I'll have to find one that repeats.

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  3. This book is heavenly !!!
    Hey That tip of keeping the books in best of the conditions is a very smart one ! I shall follow that henceforth !

    Thanks

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