Thursday, December 2, 2010

Crochet Time Out

Right now I am working on a project for Knitknack.... it was supposed to be easy, I was going to "whip it up in a weekend". It was Thanksgiving weekend and I was very confident that I was going to show up at the shop with a brand new pattern and fantastical garment for display.... when I realized quite late into the design (I was 2/3's of the way finished) that the thing was going to be sooo long and sooo heavy, no one would wear it. Seriously..... I had to take a knee.

I ripped the whole thing out on Monday thinking you know what? I am still going to crank on this thing and have the body done and show up to the shop with this fantastical garment to tease knitters and crocheters into having to wait for sleeves and pattern. Monday afternoon after school I was feeling quite pleased with myself I was splitting for the armhole, when to my horror - I didn't have enough stitches and I counted about a billion times thinking those stitches would come out of nowhere to help me.... but they didn't. I ripped the thing out to the first armhole.....said something to the effect of Turd... and put it in a time out. Yes, there were tears and yes we are totally still in a fight. I have other things to do and I am going to do them!

I finished a beautiful shawl in lace weight Malabrigo, color ..... it's a shocker here.... green, no wait let's have it sound really cool Verde (green in Spanish).

I mostly worked on this shawl while snuggling in bed with my daughter at night waiting for her to fall asleep... it was perfect to work on at night and working with the yarn feels so good on your hands after a long day.

I am still trying to pry my awesome sweater off me so I can fix it, but as you can see as of this morning, I still have it on!

I have to start work on a secret project this afternoon, so no pictures of that.

Next post will be about a crochet-a-long for a quick and lovely cowl (not the sweater, I'm still mad)

1 comment:

Dionne Obeso said...

Wow, where is the pattern for that gorgeous shawl?