And I call them doilies too. Not coasters or trivets. Doilies. That “not your grandmother’s” nonsense? Don’t get me started. I once heard two adults snickering about the word “prune” … seriously? “Dried plum” is somehow an improvement? Got myself started. I’m done!
And I’m here joyfully to follow up Ashley’s celebration of the granny square with more crochet appreciation.
Starring a whole set of Amy Lee Serradell’s mini-mini-skeins
Leftover Mohonk in Mourning Dove here
Havirland Frankensocks Leftovers for a Frankengranny
Hooray for spit felting! Scraps of my I-Cushion Bundle in Bright make up this doily.
I got a glorious Kaffe wrap and a Color Explosion pillow top out of my bundle, and there is still more for those little houses Kay made. I’m the Atlas insider banging a spoon on her high chair about how our felted tweed bundles yield so much.
As a meditative and satisfying and gifty way to work with yarn—scraps and leftovers in particular—doilies are … well, you might call them the prunes of the handwork world.
The prize? The background of all the pics above: an MDK-exclusive Revolution Tray! We love these for keeping projects beautifully at hand. Ellen Schiller of Hey Blue Handmade makes these sturdy, machine-washable vessels just for us, and we’re pleased to offer them in our shop of handy and fabulous Sundries.
How to enter?
Step 1: Sign up for our weekly newsletter, Snippets, right here. If you’re already subscribed, you’re set.
Step 2: Commenter’s choice! Tell us about your favorite recipe that includes prunes (Sticky Prune and Date Cake for example!) or enlarge our vocabulary with an underused word you love (antimacassar, anyone?).
Deadline for entries: Sunday, July 10, 11:59 PM Central time. We’ll draw a random winner from the entries. Winner will be notified by email.
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