Lately my crochet endeavours have been appalling!
A few years ago I bought some chunky wool in a lovely purple/pink colour. I got inspired to make myself something warm and delicious. The first project (I wish I had taken photos) was a vest type shawl. It looked like a shawl with armholes. Once I made it, my husband thought I looked like a tyre! Hmmf!! So unraveled it was. Next was a rehash of the vest shawl that was longer and bigger and still it looked terrible. So in disgust I threw the purple/pink chunky wool into my craft room and there it sat tormenting me. Recently I got all fired up "this wool is not going to beat me", "how dare it!" So I dragged it out, went on Ravelry found a great, very simple vest. Did a gauge (all good crocheters do apparently). Found the appropriate hook and off I went. I went along happily until a thought started to pester me "perhaps this is too big?" "No, its fine, you made the gauge it is right keep going.." So I did till this point.
I put it on and swear I could fit another half of me inside! HOW?!! How can the gauge be so wrong? Even now after unravelling it AGAIN I don't know what happened. So I have decided to take off a few stitches and see what happens next. I am telling you now, if this doesn't work I'm passing the wool onto someone else. I AM ALMOST OVER IT!!
And then there is the cowl. WHAT HAPPENED THERE?!! How did I not see the massive twist in it until I finished? So because it annoyed me WAY TOO MUCH I unravelled this too and started again. Grr!!
So for the past week I have been fixing the cowl grudgingly. Lots of Mad Men has been watched though. Almost finished, then I can move on to fixing the vest. Then perhaps I might make something small, quick and satisfying before I take on another big project. Remember there still is the blue blanket...
So sorry for the crochet rant. I am hoping your crafty week has been a little better than mind.
On a happier note...POPPIES 814 of them now to be exact! Delicious!
|My littlest's contribution|
That cheered me up.
Have a great creative weekend everyone.