Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fuchsia Doily (085/18) So it wasn't Bleeding Heart













According to Mary Francis at Lacis the flowers in this doily are supposed to be Fuchsia. Too bad. I kind of liked the idea of "Bleeding Heart" or "Love Lies Bleeding"but then I'm a morbid kind of person at times :-) Using US 0000 for the center and US 000 for the remainder, it was made with one ball of Flora 50 in red from a burda magazine in German "Alles aus Garn: Kunststrickent / Folge 1. I'm not perfect. It has mistakes (0ne reason why I will likely never enter a county fair) but I learned new things with this doily so I am very happy. Thank you to every one out there who helped me to figure out how to knit this doily and to everyone who is enjoying this lace as much as I enjoyed knitting it. I am in a finishing frenzy now so I hope to post more completed lace soon.




30 comments:

z's momma said...

Beautiful!

Ann said...

It is stunning! What lovely work you do.

Might I ask how you photograph it? You do a masterful job.

fleegle said...

Jane, it is breathtakingly beautiful. And you can call it anything you want! It's your fabulous creation. So there!

Soo said...

That is gorgeous -absolutely beautiful. I love the colour, it really brings the (already amazing) pattern to another level.

missalicefaye said...

oh, my. What a beauty!

Jason said...

US 0000!?! :: faint :: I need to get reading glasses. Seriously.

It looks awesome! I say it looks more like Bleeding Heart than Fuchsia. "Love Lies Bleeding"? What book are your reading now? :-)

Agneta said...

absolutely gorgoeus

Opal said...

it is *drop dead* gorgeous, jane! i'm with fleegle, it's your creation. you can call it whatever you want! though i'm wondering with jason as to what you're reading. "Love Lies Bleeding"? Hrm. I do like that better then "Bleeding Heart" though. ;-)

Ria said...

The flowers are the edge of the doily remind me of a sort of demon/dragon type thing. Of course, that might just be because I'm a fantasy nerd. I'll bet most people see flowers.

Jane said...

Dear z's mamma,

Thank you! I like this pattern as well. It knits up nicely.

Jane said...

Dear ann,

I'm happy you like the doily. I just have a digital camera with a "macro" function so I can shoot closer up. I also use a natural light bulb since I always end up taking pictures at night with no real day light. I think missalicefaye has really nice photography of her work myself.

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

It really did come out nice in red and I still think it looks more like "Bleeding Heart" AKA "Live Lies Bleeding". But that could just be Halloween comming on :-) Glad you like it!

Jane said...

Dear Soo,

I'm fond of knitting the doilys with color so I'm happy that it is going over well with everyone. I just get tired of all that white though it really is classic!

Jane said...

Dear Jason,

After knitting on the WRS for awhile, US 0000 is not so difficult a stretch, especially since the thread is very sturdy. I am not making up the "Love Lies Bleeding" thing. It really is another name for "Bleeding Heart". Honest! Either way, it is pretty.

Jane said...

Dear agneta,

Thank you! I always enjoy posting the doilys since everyone gets a quick hit of lace!

Jane said...

Dear Opal,

I do like to read the odd vampire novel as you can see from my Librarything covers so I prefer the "Love Lies Bleeding" as well!

Jane said...

Dear Ria,

Do you know, that is one of the things I liked about this pattern? That it looks a bit like "Little Shop Horrors?" LOL Not your gentle/kind doily in red. Not for me, Nope! :-) Nice to hear from a fellow Sci-Fi nerd.

Jane said...

Dear missalicefaye,

Thank you! I know you have to wait awhile before eye cand shows up here but I do eventually finish stuff LOL!

Kat said...

Wow, another stunning piece!! I never would've thought of doing it in red but it's spectacular.

LittleBerry said...

quite simply stunning; as always of course!!!! I think "Love lies bleeding" or "Bleeding Hearts" sounds more appropriate....

Jason said...

Dear Jane,

I don't know if you have time for TV. There's a new vampire series on CBS called "Moonlight" that sounds interesting. :-)

AlisonH said...

WOW. (And Elton John's song is going to be playing in my head all night now.)

BadCatDesigns said...

I gasped when I saw your pictures today. Really lovely.

Beth S. said...

Gosh, that's stunning! It has a surprisingly modern feel to it, I think, what with the bold color and the very striking motifs. (In other words, this is not your great-grandma's doily! ;-)

Jane said...

Dear Kat,

Thanks! I really like to knit with color but I still like white doilys too! Of course, one of my co-workers thought it could only be useful at Christmas!

Jane said...

Dear littleberry,

Yeah, I'm bloodthirsty enough to prefer "Love Lies Bleeding" or "Bleeding Heart" as well :-)

Jane said...

Dear jason,

Ooooh! I will have to check that out!

Jane said...

Dear alisonh,

Anything that causes you to flash on an Elton John song is a good thing :-)

Jane said...

Dear badcatdesigns,

It does sort of stand up and shout "Notice Me!" I've never been accused of being subtle LOL. Glad you liked it.

Jane said...

Dear beths,

I think that "non traditional" aspect of some of the Niebling lace is why I like them so much myself. I'd hate for this type of lacework to disappear. I hope they re-print his works. It would be great if up and comming knitters got a chance to see if they can put a spin on the patterns and make them their own.