Lion Brand crochet pattern WIP

The pattern is called, unfortunately, “Curvy Girl”. I suppose I’m happy that the noun isn’t spelled “Grrl”, or something: it’s enough that the adjective, decided on by The Industry (only the gods know which one) causes eye-rolling ..

I can link to it because it’s free – although you’ll have to join ’em to be able to download anything. Should you want to ..

Moving around to the other side of the dining-room table, we have ..

and where the rest of the shots went, I have NO IDEA: I framed them to show all edges ! Sighh ..

Here’s the beginning of the left front:

Two points to be made about this project: (1) it’s an Ice Yarn, a worsted acrylic that’s non-pilling. The sole colourway available was this, so I bought it. <*> I fell in love with it the moment I opened the parcel, and have told Ice Yarns so. They are pleased. Unfortunately, photos don’t show it to its best – all mixed colour yarns have this problem; so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

And (2), the pattern itself is, like, weird. The back – as ever, the first part – is written is such a way that I found myself counting rows over and over and still not knowing if I were doing the right thing in the right row. It’s not .. ahh .. wrong; it’s just written with a very strange method of repeat. I emailed Lion Brand, and while they were friendly, they were unprepared to acknowledge my point about the strangeness. So I must assume that the way I’ve understood crochet patterns over these last fifty or so years is me interpreting incorrectly. Amazing it’s ever worked ..

 

<*> Who knows where I got that idea ? – I don’t: there’s a whole range of this yarn (see link). But the one I saw solo somewhere on the site is the best, anyway !

 

 

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M-R

Have finally found home: in my ... ahh ... later years. With no family within coo-ee and no assets, I'm in a wonderful and totally independent unit within the auspices of a celebrated aged care organization. Idea is that I have two 'houses' I can move into were I to become cerebrally challenged: but it's my firm intention not to. :D P.S. I have no idea how I got to this number of years: I was young only last week ..

11 thoughts on “Lion Brand crochet pattern WIP”

  1. I love the way you communicate with all these suppliers/service providers MR. And enjoy your reporting on such communications. And, I love seeing your projects. These are gorgeous colours.

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    1. https://wp.me/p6zYMn-4P8 – have you read it yet ???

      Yes; I confess to being a .. erhmm .. communicator. [grin] I do tend to do repeat business; so it does no harm to exchange words.- especially when they’re favourable, of course.
      As for Lion Brand, I wish they’d stop manufacturing extraordinary fancy yarns and stick to more normal ones ..

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  2. I look forward to the final reveal –

    I’d be tempted to try it myself – I used to crochet all the time, but nothing too exotic – but if YOU find the instructions a challenge, I’m sure you’d hear me bellowing across the continents should I attempt those cables…

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    1. It is starnge (one of Stringer’s favourite words), but the “cables” are worded without problem for moi, Maggie.
      Why do you not crochet still, pray ? – I would’ve thought it a good every-now-and-then occupation for a researching writer,she said jealously ..

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      1. a reasonable question – my first impulse is to blame it on the cats – they’d get in the way and play with the yarn but that’s just me making excuses. I’m great at afghans and have several spares lying around, so I don’t need any more. I’m lousy at anything else – clothing ends up looking like lump potato sacks when I wear it. So, I play computer games on my tablet instead. And THAT is the real reason.

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  3. You’re right about it being a really “interesting” pattern name. Don’t you wonder about the conversation in a board room coming up with that one. But, all that aside, this is a beautiful pattern and I love the yarn. I only know how to crochet an edge, and even then, I’m not very confident. But I admire your handiwork, M-R. :-)

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  4. You’re right about it being a really “interesting” pattern name. Don’t you wonder about the conversation in a board room coming up with that one. But, all that aside, this is a beautiful pattern and I love the yarn. I only know how to crochet an edge, and even then, I’m not very confident. But I admire your handiwork, M-R. :-)

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