In pursuit of enlightenment on the crochet thread front, and the eventual production of a real live doiley, I have been shopping at eBay. Today my example of a 20’s (is this the same as #20?) thread arrived. It’s a creamy shade of LesÃ¼r Pixie 20’s 100% cotton. 20gms but no indication of length, unfortunately.
You know what’s coming next, don’t you?
Yes, I want to start searching for wee DPNsÂ and cast on immediately. However, Friday sees the start of the Evenstar mystery KAL and I want to complete Flutter before then, and also make a large dent in my Citron.
As it is, I can’t see me casting on the Evenstar before Sunday. The bright lights of Kirkwall beckon and weÂ are away for the day to do our periodic mammoth shopping session on Friday. On Saturday we are entertaining (while we have some fresh goodies from town) SpinningGill and her DH to a “pub night” – yes, we are dusting off the bar billiard table and the dart board, and cracking open the home brew.
Today is beautiful: the promise of Spring is still hanging around. There are birds everywhere, doing busy birdy things, and the sun is shining. There’s no wind and the sea is flat calm. It would be a fabulous day to do the FO photographs on my newest shawl, the Brandywine – but it hasn’t dried yet. We must wait. Probably tomorrow it will be raining. *sigh*
Now, about this doiley… there’s a free Niebling pattern, smaller and less complex-looking than the Frosted Ferns: Ranunkel. Just 39 rounds. What do you think?
My problem now is to decode “A medium weight crochet thread” and maybe nip back to eBay. What do you think is medium – 40’s? 30’s?