15 September 2015

Doily statistics!!!


Ah, remembered I ought to show you this too!!! 

Sad looking ball of thread!!! Well when I decided to do the Jan doily I bought 3 balls of Aida thread and this is all I had left of the white ball!!!  I had enough of the green but cheated a bit as I had some on a ball already so used probably a whole ball.   Peach - I've still got some left of that to make other odds and ends but honestly don't want to see pastel shades again for a while!!!

I also forgot to tell you that my doily measures 32" across and was worked in size 20 thread.

10 comments:

  1. That probably equates to several boxes full of Lizbeth! - what a good thing you didn't actually run out of white, dye lots really matter in white.

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  2. I'm glad I bought a cone of thread, although I'm pretty sure I could have enjoyed making a colorful version!

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  3. Oh that is nice information I was wondering about that, If you check out my blog you can see how you can take that doily "out on the town" You would look good :) when I get mine done we could meet with out parasols :)

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    1. Ah, I saw the parasol earlier. It's a great idea.

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  4. Wow that's certainly down to the wire!

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  5. Oh wow that's a lot of thread! I get frustrated with a 6 " doily!

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  6. I don't suppose you know how many metres of thread are on each ball? The three colours I plan on using have 400 metres per ball-the thread is Manuela size 20. Will that be enough?

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    1. The reason I use Aida from time to time, Jeff, is because it is a big ball for good money. It has 265 meters on each ball of size 20. Here's a link for you. http://www.stitchcraftcreate.co.uk/anchor-aida-crochet-thread-6-ply-00213?source=igodigital#.VfkdkLQqvt0

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  7. Excellent stats! Am I correct that this Aida thread is difficult to find? It seems to be sold mostly on eBay. I've never seen it in shops here in the USA. Obviously it works well for tatting as well as crochet. Your masterpiece doily is an excellent advertisement for the thread!

    I have a round rug in my home that is the exact same size, and I can't imagine tatting something that large!

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    1. It's pretty easy to find in the UK, Kathy. If you see the link in my reply to Jeff it may help. I do like big balls of white for when I do critters!!! Cheaper if you compare to Lizbeth too, I think!

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