Creative avoidance. That's when I'm nearly finished with something, and instead of actually finishing it, I start something else.
I found a doily I really liked in my new book, Knitted Lace II (Kunst-Stricken II):Coincidentally, my great-grandmother's name was Ruth, and her family was German.
It's square and small, only 49 rows. I cast on last night and started knitting. I'm up to row 30-something.
The octopus helps me keep the book open to the chart.It likes the doily because it is on eight 00 needles.
I found this swirl-pattern doily at an estate sale the other day. I soaked most of the yellow out of it, but it has one reddish-brown stain that didn't lighten much. If we get some sun, I might try sun-bleaching it. That works really well on tomato stains, but it doesn't do much versus tea or coffee. I couldn't find an exact match on Ravelry. The edging is a separate garter-stitch lace that has been sewn on.
Anyone recognize it?