December 20, 2013

From Susan – Can You Stand Another Niebling?

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 10:11 am

How are the rest of you holding up this holiday season?  I just realized today that I will be competing in every store on the busiest days of the year.  I should have planned ahead better.  :(   I have downsized every aspect of the holiday this year: decorating, baking, menus, etc.  But it is still a lot of work.

As I look out the window, a large flock of large turkeys is making its way through the new fallen snow — looking for crab apples and bird food.  One just leaped onto the roof right outside the window!!!

Not a great picture!!

Speaking of doilies :) I finished one a while back but forgot to post about it.  I thought about it this week because it had to be moved in order to decorate the house.

It is called Frosted Ferns, which makes no sense.  It has oak leaves and acorns.  What do frosted ferns have to do with it?

The pattern is free, and the thread (size 10) was leftover from another doily, so it was a freebie!  I forgot to take an unblocked picture and really wish I had.  It looked H I D E O U S.  Uggglllyyy.  I was worried it wouldn’t turn out, but starch and pins did the trick!!  I will be one of those old ladies with every surface covered in doilies.

Well, I am going to go back to my seasonal preparations.  First on my list: make a list!!!

PS (in response to Pru): The finished diameter is 29 inches.



  1. Oh, yes, we can stand another one – from your hands! It is ssssstunnnning! Last night was so fun! What a treat to have Jimmy show up! The exchange was great fun and great ideas! Have a very merry! See you next week! By then you will probably have another Neibling completed despite the rushed, behind schedule season! You, go, Girl!

    Comment by Kathy W. — December 20, 2013 @ 11:55 am

  2. Very nice!

    Comment by surly — December 20, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

  3. Another exquisite Niebling! What are the dimensions? If you run out of table space you can always move on to antimacassars :D

    Comment by Pru — December 20, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

  4. Beautiful! And yes, we can always stand to see more. You amaze me. Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Penny — December 21, 2013 @ 7:23 am

  5. oooooohhhhhhhhhh it is lovely! Thank you for the link to the pattern too – now to see if I ever make it. Merry Christmas to you and yours along with wishes for a very happy new year.

    Comment by Gail Roach — December 21, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

  6. I have had this pattern in my queue for a long time. Thanks for reminding me of it. Yours turned out just beautifully!

    Happy Solstice!

    Comment by twinsetellen — December 21, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

  7. Thanks for reminding me that I’ve always wanted to knit a doily. I’m almost done with St. Brigid, but have put it aside while I finish some gift knitting (DD took a few of my gift knits with her when she left for Steamboat Springs). Waving a happy solstice across the river, and hoping that we can knit together soon!

    Comment by Susan — December 22, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

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