Crochetkari: Squared Away

Friday 24 August 2012

Squared Away

Hi Girls, How are you? Waiting for the week to end.... yeah I know.

The company that DH works for has a six day week so we really look forward to Sundays as that is the only day he can relax...poor thing.

A warm hug to Kara from Petals to Picots. Kara has a wonderful site with lot of crochet info, resources, patterns and tutorials. A must visit site for any crochet addict.

During my coaster mania I showed you these Square coasters. I made these coasters using Bliss Knitting Cotton. As I really like this pattern I decided to make it once again using Laura knitting cotton this time. Laura is thicker than Bliss so I got a thicker and slightly larger coaster/doily.

This is as per the original pattern. It has four picots in the center of each petal. I thought the design might look better without the picots, so here is the second one I made.

Personally I like the second one better as I like picots only on the outer edge. When used within the design I feel picots look crowded.

So here are both the doilies.

And here they are "on duty".

In this next pic you can see the difference between Bliss knitting cotton and Laura knitting cotton.

Now for a not so pretty picture. I did mention that the reaction to the antibiotics caused my hands to swell with redness and irritation. The swelling and redness has gone away but as is always the case the skin now starts peeling away and this is what my palms look like.

Not a pleasant sight I know, and sorry about that. But this time I got away lightly with only the finger tips. This also means no contact with detergents, chillies, spices and any abrasive stuff for a few days. 

As this has happened in the past, DH has hired somebody to help with the cooking for a few weeks. Isn't that absolutely sweet of him?!!

I have yet to dig out all the bag handles from my stash so maybe tomorrow I will put up pictures of the handles.

PS: Is anybody watching/has watched the tele serial "Make It or Break It" a story about elite gymnasts preparing for the Olympics? I just love/adore Payson Keeler. Who is your favourite character?

So ciao until next time. Happy hooking. Take care.
Love xxx


  1. Dear Sangeetha,
    Really sorry to hear about your bout with the medicines.Hands are the most functionally important body part for a woman and i can totally understand how it must be feeling. Hubby's too are sweet - jo hastha rehta hain uska band bajjatha hain - huss -band :)

    Thanks for the tip about The Mentalist - i am enjoying the Series1 right now. Have you watched White Collar? Am sure you will like it!

  2. Sangeeth, your fingertips look so painful. I hope you are finally getting all the antibiotic out of your system and your fingers clear up soon. The only reaction I have ever had was to penicillin and I broke out in a rash from head to toe. Even the bottoms of my feet were soooo itchy.

    I love your doilies and I really love the fact that they are purple or a shade of purple.

    Your husband sounds like a really sweetie. Take care and get better.


  3. I like the second doily better too and love the color you used. The Laura cottons looks sort of like the eco cotton I get here, though probably what you are using is thinner. I haven't worked with actual cotton thread for anything -- just a thin cotton yarn so I don't have to use such a small hook. Glad to hear you are getting some help as you heal. My husband only takes Friday off (Friday/Saturday are the weekend here). Have a good one. Tammy

  4. Really sorry to see those painful fingers. I hope your are better now.
    Loved your version of the pattern.
    Sangeetha, I would advise you to use a bigger hook - it makes life less miserable.:) I used to use Anchor knitting cotton. In those days they were the only (good)ones available in India.

  5. Sangeetha, I just found you blog and I really enjoy it. I hope your hands heal quickly and you can get back to crochet with no PAIN,soon!
    Sanford, Florida


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