Friday, April 14, 2006

What the heck is it?

Could it be a ginormous doily? A really fancy afghan? Or...a Christmas tree skirt???

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I finally finished it this afternoon. The center of it is big enough that I will probably be able to put it over the base of my Christmas tree and use it as a tree skirt.

Here's a few more pictures of it...In the picture above I put a 7oz skein of Red Heart yarn on top of it so that you can get an idea of the dimensions.

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Dot said...

It's gorgeous, Erin! I love pineapples too. I used to make doilies with the 4 ply yarn years ago and used them as large table tops. Some doilies work out better than others, but I don't remember any of mine being as pretty as yours.

Toni said...

WOW !!! Erin that is just beautiful and from a doily pattern.....who would have thought.....certainly not me.
Great Job

Candy said...

It's beautiful, Erin! I love the pineapples! I think you may have started something here - this looks like it would so fun to make!

ErinLindsey said...

Thanks Dot, Toni, and Candy!

It was so easy to do. When I started it, I thought it would be really difficult. I only had to frog it twice...kept doing too many stitches in the 3rd or 4th rounds. Once I got past that point it just grew fast.

I got the idea to do it from the pineapple shawls that I've been making from the chair back doily pattern. I figured that if I could make a shawl from a doily I could do an afghan. I didnt realize right away that I could make it into a xmas tree skirt till I laid it out on the floor to take pictures of it.

I cant wait to do another one! I have to go search out another pattern now... :)

melinda9723 said...

That is just beautiful Erin ! Congrats on you completeing a successful experiment ! Way to go