Monday, January 08, 2007

clusterrific

i finished another doily....wait.....did i say doily? because i meant to say table hat...cee said i shouldn't make any more doilies, because we have no where to put them, so it wasn't logical...and when he saw me working on this he said "what is that?" so i said, "it's a hat"--because i'm so quick thinking and witty...and he said, "i better see you wearing it"--because he knows b.s. when he hears it-- so then i said "it's a table hat"--again with the quick thinking...so that's what it is...a table hat....that's my story and i'm sticking to it.

this is called the 'cluster stitch' doi--em..table hat--and it took me an insanely long time to make and an excrutiatingly long time to block...and was very very involved, i actually put off blocking it for about a week just because i knew what a pain in the rump it would be. i think it should be called the "cluster (insert f-word expletive here) doil--table hat" there are a bajillion cluster stitches, both double and treble, and a gazillion picots, but i was happy with the end result. i would have taken a few close ups but the camera (a poor worker blames their tools) just is not up to snuff...i couldn't get a decent shot of it.
if you would like to make this table hat, you can find the pattern for it here

6 comments:

Sharon said...

Holy table hat Batman, that's astounding!

seriously, awesome work, Kiki! (bowing before the high priestess)
I'm so not worthy.

flutter said...

that is the prettiest table hat ever!

kay said...

Hello Sharon and Flutter!

Thanks for the compliments, you are far too kind! Sharon you made me laugh with the Batman reference, which was a little messy for me since I was drinking tea at the time! :)

ladylinoleum said...

Kay, that is stunning!!! Love it! And hey, if you're looking for tables that need "hats" you can always send these gorgeous creations this way. I'm just sayin'. LOL

Wishing you much love, merriment, creativity and thready goodness in '07!

Pammy said...

Oh my gawd Kiki, this table hat is beautiful work!!! I love it! How long did this take for you to do? You are truly talented girl! Hugs always, Pammy ;o)

kay said...

Hello Lady L! I'm sure Cee would love it if I shipped em your way! LOL, j/k--he's secretly very proud of what I do.

Pammy!! Thanks so much for the compliments! This one took a while...I think I started it in November and finished on Christmas Eve...of course I didn't work on it every day, but still, it took way longer than any other one I've made.