Fruitcake Knits

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Almost-done doily…

The next time this doily is seen should be in an FO post. However, the next time this doily is seen will probably be several months from now. I’m almost at the point which is known as the “Incredibly Boring I Hate This Part” part. Also known as, knit five rounds plain, with 624 per round. This seems simple, but it is so incredibly boring that I rarely get through more than 100 stitches at a time. And let’s not even think about the crochet edging yet….

This is “Doretta” from “Danish Lace Treasures”; for the most part, the pattern has been simple. Something wacky went on about halfway through the pattern, though, involving crossed stitches and a lot of knitting in back loops and other random thread tricks. I had no idea what was going on but just followed the pattern… and at some point I managed to mess up. In some places, the crossed stitches make a diagonal line across the fabric; in other places, the crossed stitches stack upon themselves to make a vertical line. This picture doesn’t show it as clearly as I’d like; I’ll wait until it’s off the needles and blocked to further inspect this.

The picture in “Danish Lace Treasures” is too small for me to see which way it was supposed to be. I hope that it all looks like it was meant to happen that way once finished. If it doesn’t, well, it’s a doily – you put stuff on it. It’s annoying to have messed it up a bit, but it’s definitely not worth frogging.

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