Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oval Placemat and Coasters

It was my long time wish to crochet something in Oval shape. When I went to Nima's flat few months back, her oval doily drew my attention. After that I started collecting oval crochet patterns....
Oval Placemat and Coasters

This pattern is from Red Heart website. I made one placemat and 6 coasters. Now I plan to crochet more and more ovals.... See you next time...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Barakt Al Harthy - the Hero...

Omani sprinter Barakat al Harthy won gold medal at the inaugural GCC Games in Manama on 17th October2011. He qualified for 2012 Olympic Games. 23 year old Barakat broke his own national record in 100m in 10.17seconds yesterday. He dedicated his victory to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. 
Barakat in Guangzhou, China - Novermber 2010
Barakat timed 10.28seconds in 100m event in 16th Asian Games held in November 2010, Guangzhou, China. There he won his prestigious bronze medal which he dedicated to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the people of Oman during the 40th National Day Celebrations of Oman. Later in June 2011, he achieved the gold medal with 10.29seconds in the 100m event in Zgorzelec meet in Poland. 

Link : Barakat Al Harthy on IAAF webpage.

Wishing him all the very best for his wonderful career.....

Monday, October 10, 2011

Winter Breath and Spiral Simplicity Doilies

At last, I blocked my first set of doilies yesterday. I did both of them before the summer holidays. ie; in August.  I did this Winter Breath Doily first. The stitches are little loose for the first few rounds. I used Ecru/off-white for both of the doilies.
Winter Breath Doily
This is the second experiment with Ecru/off-white. The Spiral Simplicity Doily.
Spiral Simplicity Doily
Following is a scene from my first adventurous blocking trial.