What's one to do when the power is out for 28 hours? Some crocheting of course! I pulled out some left over crochet thread from the wedding projects, and this old crochet magazine I picked up at the library sale. I almost traveled back in time as I crocheted by oil lamp...
While working on this doily pattern from the magazine, I was reminded how much more I love charts than written directions!! I first had to learn how to read charts because of all the beautiful Japanese patterns I wanted to try. It was a little difficult at first, but now I find the illustrated charts much easier and faster to work from! Out of curiosity, what do you guys prefer?
I should also mention that this magazine is from 1985... so there are a lot of fairly ugly and cheesey things in it! No offense 1985, I'm just not a fan. But, I'm glad I looked all the way through this magazine because it has some very pretty doily patterns. Now I just have to block this baby out!
Today's lesson: You may have to dig through a lot of cheese to find some gems!