About two weeks ago I decided to resume my hibernating Pineapple Doily project. In fact I don’t think I should call it a doily anymore – it’s already a full sized tablecloth, and it’s not even finished yet. I decided that it will be a gift for my parents – they’ve recently bought a new table for their dining room and even though the table is rectangular, the tablecloth is big enough to cover it in full despite its round shape.
Crocheting each round takes a lot of time now, but I don’t really mind, since I’m really enjoying it. However, there is a problem (of course)! I’m running our of crochet thread, and I can’t find the same thread anywhere. I’m using Nilo No 8, and anything I could find in a yarn shop or on ebay is either different size (that’s what I get for choosing an unusual cotton thread size), or colour. So it seems that I won’t finish this project anytime soon – it’s going to hibernate while I’ll keep trying to find the right thread. I’m going to contact some yarn shop owners asking if they could order anything suitable, and post a request in my Facebook knitting and crochet group. Or, if it doesn’t work, just wait patiently until it’s available.
Another problem is that I really have no idea how to block it. I simply don’t have enough foam mat and even my bed, that I sometimes use to block larger projects (because I can pin the blocked object to it), will probably not be enough. I’m thinking to just use steam iron, and since it’s a tablecloth, it doesn’t have to be blocked with starch like a doily.
And while waiting for the right thread, I think I’m going to get back to knitting gloves. My Friend’s birthday is approaching, and a pair of nice gloves would be a great gift at this time of the year. Any excuse to knit is good! 🙂