There I was, crocheting away like a fiend, readying a scarf/shawl for a friend’s birthday, and wondering what had made me start with 297 chains ..
Anyway, here it is:
laid on the pathway outside our side of the units.
It is, you must agree (or I will give you a chinese burn on the softest part of your arm !), different.
I started out to make Tinna’s pattern called ‘Coorie’, but became lost after the first row. I shan’t bore you shitless with the story: suffice it to say that the scarf/shawl is based on Tinna’s pattern, OK ?
I lost the plot, as I say, very early on; and having taken some desperate measures to get help (then signed out of the d.m.s VERY promptly), was only able to achieve a kind of vague likeness. No matter, S will not know how unlike it is to what it shoulda bin.
And here is a video of it, which I insert largely on account of the loud shout I give mid-way through. You soon observe why. :D
The colours are too well-bred, I have decided. In fact, I decided that some years back (What ? – I haven’t been knitting this for years ? Well, I’ll be blowed !) by which time it was Too Late. Alas.
I’m not going to be able to enter it into the Geelong craft comp next year: it’s not nearly good enough. The last bit of brioche was marked, for me, by the virtual impossibility of getting that every-second-row decrease tight enough; and nearly every one is far too loose. Lesson for me: never make patterns that have a regular decrease at the end of rows.
As well, I don’t do Nan Bray’s White Gum Wool any favours by all the frogging and re-knitting: no fine 100% wool likes that, and WGW certainly doesn’t. It’s meant to be worked in pristine condition !
So several errors in this project, and all to be learned from.
Only thing is, I have NO IDEA what to do with it. Sighh … Anyone want a well-bred, mistake-free but not absolutely top-class in terms of even stitches light shawl ?