I had fun making these coasters all afternoon on Sunday. I made these while I watched episode after episode of the X-Files. I never watched it when it was actually on TV back in the 1990s. I got a kick out of seeing the antiquated technology that was probably cutting-edge when the show was aired -- cell phones with big ol' antennas and fat, cube-like TVs. And I was surprised that in one episode they showed a small, hand-carried computer that looked an awful lot like an iPad. Really? Back in 1993 (which is when that episode aired for the first time -- I checked), there wasn't such a thing, and they probably all thought it was so futuristic and would never really be. Here we are 20-some-odd years later, and it's real.
Anyway, I got off-track there, didn't I? The coasters...here's the info on them:
Free Pattern: Ombre Coasters Pattern and Tutorial
Yarn: Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton (I've misplaced the label so not sure of the color name), and the slip-stitch circles were mostly Peaches & Cream yarn in various colors.
Hook: Size G
Other than that, I've just been goofing around. Oh, and also making another doily which I'll be finishing tonight. I'm on the last round. I'm on a doily kick again, as you can tell. I even ordered a box full of new thread colors the other day from JoAnn online. Can't wait to get them.
Willow Square from the 200 Square Blocks book.
And some flowers in yarn and thread.
Yep, just messin' around when I have time.
I've had quite a bit of work so there's always that.
I've made a special dessert today that I'll show you with the doily tomorrow. I haven't taken any pictures yet, but it's kind of spectacular-looking, if I do say so myself. See you then!
Okay, one more picture if you insist...
I love these!