The beginning of March I had rounded third base and thought I was homeward bound about to finish this doily, only to come to the end of the thread spool and find I didn't have the right color to finish it :(. Womp. Womp. After a bit of deliberation and annoyance of the nearly done project ( I must finish it! :) ) I decided I would pick up the white thread after all and finish the doily. Call it an ombre doily ;).
The pattern is called #9 Venus Doily by Magic Crochet and I was able to read the tattered leaflet that was wrapped around the spool! ☺
I used Aunt Lydia's Size 10 thread and size 6 /1.80MM crochet hook for this doily - I hope you like it!
My brother and his fiance recently bought a house and while I couldn't be there to help them move I wanted to do something for them. They asked if I could make something for them and when I asked what they'd like a doily was mentioned. Because of the history of the Venus doily and both my brother and his fiance knowing the woman who started the doily and I finished it, I decided this was the doily to give them - it could definitely serve as a family heirloom with all the sentimental value it has behind it. I had also worked on the doily while visiting home for my grandpa's funeral in February. I finished the doily while we made our way back to VA from Grandma's funeral in April.
The doily is 24 inches wide - and I didn't start or tea dye it. I know my soon to be sister in law will get use of it though. :) I'm excited to send it off to them!